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Re: [patch] small corrections to Parted's messages

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [patch] small corrections to Parted's messages
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 10:02:20 +1000
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On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 05:15:32PM +0200, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> > According to Google, "file system" appears 3.5 million on the
> > internet, whereas "filesystem" appears only 2.3 million times.  I
> > think this is a weak argument in favour of "file system".
> But what to choose then?  To leave it mixed is not an option, IMHO.

I have changed "filesystem" -> "file system".

> > Apart from that, I applied pretty much all of your changes
> > (sometimes with different wording).
> Find attached a patch for the remaining misspellings, grammar and 
> indentation mistakes.  (IMO messages should always speak to the 
> user, not to the developer.  And "too occupied" means mostly "too 
> busy".)


> Thanks by the way for changing the units to the SI standards.  :)
> Only more one thing: SI also demands a space between value and unit.  
> Just as one doesn't write 12kilometres, one doesn't write 12km, but 
> 12 km.  If you wish, I can make a patch for this too.

I think I prefer 12km regardless.  "12km" is a single piece of
information, and spaces delimit separate pieces of information
(parameters).  For example, consider

        resize 3 12GB 50GB

Changing this to

        resize 3 12 GB 50 GB

is very confusing, IMHO.

I think it's best to keep output consistent with input, so I think
keeping "12GB" is best.


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