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Re: English usage bug in bytecomp.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: English usage bug in bytecomp.el
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 10:49:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     However, a variant which might be even clearer, and maybe less
>     objectionable would be
> How about "FOO is an obsolete function (now and since 21.4)".

That sounds weird when encountered in the 21.4 release, so one would
need to edit this _again_ after 21.4 has been released (do a
s/21\.4/22.1/g on this posting so that it makes sense).  And actually,
it still contains the same grammatical offender, only masked in

> Or "FOO is an obsolete function (marked obsolete in Emacs 21.4)".

"FOO is an obsolete function and has been obsolete since 21.4."

Uh, same problem as with your initial proposal: sounds weird in 21.4

How about:

"FOO is an obsolete function in version 21.4 and later."

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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