[interchange-docs] xmldocs - docelic modified 2 files
kevin at cursor.biz
Wed Nov 8 12:40:57 EST 2006
Davor Ocelic <docelic at mail.inet.hr> wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Nov 2006 23:05:16 +0000 Kevin Walsh <kevin at cursor.biz> wrote:
> > Davor Ocelic <docelic at mail.inet.hr> wrote:
> > > > > -specify directory for runtime files
> > > > > +specify directory containing runtime files
> > > > >
> > > > I object to the term "containing". It is the defined location _for_
> > > > runtime files, but doesn't necessarily contain any files.
> > > >
> > > Well. If there are no files, then it's also irrelevant whether it
> > > is _for_ them or not. But anyway, ok, will be changed on next
> > > iteration.
> > >
> > I don't like either of the two. :-)
> > How about "specify the runtime files directory"?
> Well, that would be good, but in English text
> targetted at all kinds of native and non-native English readers,
> I tend to avoid "chained constructs" like that one.
My English must be a bit rusty then. :-)
> And web translation engines have a problem translating that form
> of sentence as well.
This one usually produces reasonable results:
It had trouble with all three suggestions when translated from English
to German and then back to English.
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