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From: "Michael Opdenacker" <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>
To: YP docs mailing list <docs@lists.yoctoproject.org>
Subject: "metadata": plural or singular or both?
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:11:44 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8b294bc7-ab17-3dab-2cf6-ef2af316ca00@bootlin.com> (raw)

Greetings,

I'm currently reading BitBake's documentation, and I'm always
uncomfortable when I read "Metadata is", while I know that in English
and in Latin, "data" is the plural of "datum". However, many people seem
to use "data" as singular.

I also find confusing that actually "metadata" is both used:

  * in plural form as in: "Split metadata into layers and allow layers
    to enhance or override other layers."
  * in singular form as in: "Metadata is stored in recipe (|.bb|) and
    related recipe “append” (|.bbappend|) files"

How do you feel about this? I'm especially interested in the feedback
from native English speakers, which I'm not.

Thank you in advance,

Michael.

-- 
Michael Opdenacker, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com


             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21 16:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-21 16:11 Michael Opdenacker [this message]
2021-07-21 16:20 ` [docs] " Richard Purdie
2021-07-21 17:04   ` Michael Opdenacker
2021-07-22  6:40     ` Richard Purdie
2021-07-29 13:01       ` [PATCH] doc: bitbake-user-manual: grammar fix for the number of "metadata" Michael Opdenacker
2021-07-29 13:05         ` [bitbake-devel] " Quentin Schulz
2021-07-29 13:09           ` [docs] " Michael Opdenacker
2021-07-29 21:31           ` Richard Purdie
2021-07-30 10:29             ` [PATCH v4] " Michael Opdenacker
2021-07-30 10:33             ` [docs] [bitbake-devel] [PATCH] " Michael Opdenacker

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