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* "metadata": plural or singular or both?
@ 2021-07-21 16:11 Michael Opdenacker
  2021-07-21 16:20 ` [docs] " Richard Purdie
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From: Michael Opdenacker @ 2021-07-21 16:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: YP docs mailing list


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 Opdenacker, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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2021-07-21 16:11 "metadata": plural or singular or both? Michael Opdenacker
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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