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Re: [Patch] Supported SWIG version(Re: Supported SWIG version on swig-py3)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:44:42 +0100

On 12.11.2019 16:19, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 7:26 AM Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org
> <mailto:brane_at_apache.org>> wrote:
>
> On 12.11.2019 13:08, Julian Foad wrote:
> > Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >> There should be a comma after "e.g.".
> >
> > In my experience (in England)[,] a comma can be used[,] but is not
> > often used.  I appreciate [that] we like to get grammar
> > {right|"Right"}, but ... :-)
>
>
> In MY experience, my English teacher (i.e., someone from England, not
> just someone who taught me English, in a British school) hammered the
> comma after 'e.g.' and 'i.e.' into my brainstem in no uncertain
> terms. :)
>
>
> Thank you for that. :-)
>
> What about my "SWIG version 2.0.0 and later" singular / plural question
> and mix of treating it as singular in some places and plural in others?

In the specific example you quote, I believe the singular is correct
since you only use one version at a time, but have a choice of which
version that may be.

> may I suggest:
>
>     * SWIG installation is optional if you are using a Subversion
>       distribution tarball, because it contains the source files generated
>       by SWIG.

Rule number one: active voice, not passive voice.

    You do not have to install SWIG if you are using a Subversion
    distribution tarball, etc.

> may I suggest:
>
>     * Currently, SWIG versions 2.0.0 and later are supported, with the
>       following notes:

See rule number one.

    We currently support SWIG version 2.0.0 and later, etc.

Or:

    We currently support SWIG versions from 2.0.0 onwards, etc.

> I suggest adding "one of the":
>
>     * To verify you have SWIG installed correctly, run "swig -version"
>       from the command line.

English relies on prepositions, not on verb conjugations (since has
none). Also see rule number one.

    To verify that you installed SWIG correctly, etc.

--  Brane
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