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- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- To: Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>
- Cc: Kenneth Zadeck <zadeck at naturalbridge dot com>, Eric Botcazou <ebotcazou at libertysurf dot fr>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>, Richard Sandiford <rsandifo at nildram dot co dot uk>, David Edelsohn <dje at watson dot ibm dot com>, Dave Korn <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>, "'Richard Earnshaw'" <Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com>, "'Steven Bosscher'" <stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com>, "'Bonzini, Paolo'" <bonzini at gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 12:09:18 -0700
- Subject: Re: no_new_pseudos
- References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <46927F81.firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 11:54:39AM -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Kenneth Zadeck <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> > > Eric Botcazou <email@example.com> writes:
> > >
> > >
> > >>> Note that I spent less time writing this patch than I did replying to
> > >>> the e-mail messages on this thread.
> > >>>
> > >> You're probably going to hit the roof :-) but could you rename the predicate
> > >> to can_create_pseudo_p? "may" is somewhat ambiguous for non-native speakers.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Shouldn't we see this as a teachable moment for correct English
> > > grammar?
> > >
> > > Ian
> > >
> > you are being mean.
> In truth I'm not sure where the ambiguity is. But I admit that I am
> not a non-native speaker.
"May" can either mean that someone has permission to do something ("is
allowed to"), or
that it is possible that something could happen ("might"). Example:
"Bill may leave before the meeting is over." could mean
Bill has permission to leave before the meeting is over.
It is possible that Bill will leave before the meeting is over.