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Re: [PATCH] regtool: Ignore /proc/registry{,32,64}/ prefix, with forward or backslashes, allowing path completion

On Nov 11 13:47, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2019-11-11 09:28, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Ok, we can add something to the help text, but the text still sounds
> > confusing, even the altenative one.  I think the reason is the negative
> > expression "ignore" here.  Why not express this in a positive way like
> > this:
> > 
> >   "Use the /proc/registry{,32,64}/ registry path prefix to utilize path
> >    completion."
> > 
> > Something like that anyway.
> Maybe something may be misinterpreted from your consideration of International
> English wording that is not even considered in my native English; "is ignored"
> is passive voice but not negative in English, and neither does it appear to be
> so in Deutsch (via Google): "Zur Unterstützung der Pfadvervollständigung wird
> das Schlüsselnamenpräfix /proc/registry{,32,64}/ ignoriert."

Probably I phrased this wrong.  I was not talking about negative
connotation, but about using a negating expression.  Not doing something
vs. doing the other.   To a non-developer it may be pretty unclear
what's the deal with "ignoring a path prefix".  I think a simpler,
positive (non-negating) expression may be clearer, that's all.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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