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Re: Patch for settrans --help

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Patch for settrans --help
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:50:36 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Roland McGrath, le Tue 15 Feb 2011 19:10:34 -0800, a écrit :
> > I'd still be in favor or replacing "Set NODE's active translator" with
> > "Start NODE's active translator", to remind that it's merely a matter of
> > starting a process, and not writing down something in the FS.
> That seems reasonable.  Setting an active translator does not necessarily
> entail starting it, but unless there is a mode of using settrans I've
> forgotten, settrans -a does always start an active translator.  
> "Start NODE's active translator" might seem to imply that it just
> activates (i.e. starts) the translator already set (i.e. passive)
> on NODE.  "Start TRANSLATOR and set it as NODE's active translator"
> might be more clear, though perhaps too long.

Maybe simply

"Start and set NODE's active translator"

? Also, for -p we might use

"Record NODE's passive translator"

to remind that it's merely recorded in the FS?


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