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From: "Richard Purdie" <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>,
	 bitbake-devel@lists.openembedded.org
Cc: docs@lists.yoctoproject.org, Quentin Schulz <foss@0leil.net>
Subject: Re: [docs] [PATCH v2] doc: bitbake-user-manual: grammar fix for the number of "metadata"
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:51:00 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1e3abc561a0492b2908acb0cfb83c81a50479210.camel@linuxfoundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210729131311.164092-1-michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>

On Thu, 2021-07-29 at 15:13 +0200, Michael Opdenacker wrote:
> "metadata" is used both as singular and as plural.
> The first change fixes a case in which the verb has a singular conjugation
> but absence of article indicates a plural case.
> 
> The second and third changes are for consistency with the first one inside
> the same paragraph.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>
> Reviewed-by: Quentin Schulz <foss@0leil.net>
> ---
>  doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-intro.rst | 6 +++---
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-intro.rst b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-intro.rst
> index eb140665..55effc35 100644
> --- a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-intro.rst
> +++ b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-intro.rst
> @@ -27,11 +27,11 @@ Linux software stacks using a task-oriented approach.
>  Conceptually, BitBake is similar to GNU Make in some regards but has
>  significant differences:
>  
> 
> --  BitBake executes tasks according to provided metadata that builds up
> -   the tasks. Metadata is stored in recipe (``.bb``) and related recipe
> +-  BitBake executes tasks according to provided metadata that build up
> +   the tasks. Metadata are stored in recipe (``.bb``) and related recipe
>     "append" (``.bbappend``) files, configuration (``.conf``) and
>     underlying include (``.inc``) files, and in class (``.bbclass``)
> -   files. The metadata provides BitBake with instructions on what tasks
> +   files. The metadata provide BitBake with instructions on what tasks
>     to run and the dependencies between those tasks.

This change doesn't sound like an improvement to me. I would always say 
"The metadata provides", not what you have here which doesn't read 
correctly to me. "builds up" also sounds better to me than "build up". I'd
also say "Metadata is" sounds more correct too.

I'm not sure I like the original wording but this doesn't sound right, at
least to me.

Cheers,

Richard





  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-29 13:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <16964500F28F0291.7588@lists.openembedded.org>
2021-07-29 13:13 ` Michael Opdenacker
2021-07-29 13:51   ` Richard Purdie [this message]
2021-07-29 14:00     ` [bitbake-devel] [docs] " Michael Opdenacker

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