[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/3] makepkg.conf(5): Fix and improve grammar and spelling issues

Silvan Jegen s.jegen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 06:28:42 EST 2014

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 17/01/14 09:30, Jason St. John wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Jason St. John <jstjohn at purdue.edu>
> <snip>
>> @@ -255,8 +254,8 @@ Options
>>  **PKGEXT=**".pkg.tar.gz", **SRCEXT=**".src.tar.gz"::
>>       Sets the compression used when making compiled or source packages. The
>> -     current valid suffixes are `.tar`, `.tar.gz`, `.tar.bz2`, `.tar.xz`,
>> -     `.tar.lzo`, `.tar.lrz` and `.tar.Z`.
>> +     current, valid suffixes are `.tar`, `.tar.gz`, `.tar.bz2`, `.tar.xz`,
>> +     `.tar.lzo`, `.tar.lrz`, and `.tar.Z`.
>>       Do not touch these unless you know what you are doing.
> That sentence is still bad...   How about just "Valid suffixes are ..."?

I think the grammatically correct way to formulate the original
meaning would be "currently valid suffixes are."

That said, I don't think it matters that much which one is chosen
since both of them are comprehensible.

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