grammar correction chap 4.1 LFS 6.6

stosss stosss at
Sat Mar 13 00:37:16 PST 2010

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM, +Jan <jonathan.oksman at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:47 PM, stosss <stosss at> wrote:
>> Writing UNIX wrong isn't a violation of grammar. Getting grammar wrong
>> shows a lack of knowledge and understanding of the language and that
>> reflects poorly on the writer.
>> What I find really sad is this project is about two years older then
>> Gentoo and Arch Linux, but those projects have much better
>> documentation and a lot more people involved in the development and a
>> lot more users and a lot more activity on their communications
>> channels: forums, mailings lists, IRC etc.
>> I still want to help with this project but my enthusiasm has slipped
>> because of the open sometimes hostile resistance by insiders toward
>> outsiders like me. Sometimes there is a very obvious undertone of
>> don't tell us how to write our book, we will do it the way we want and
>> your input is not welcome. That I am sure is the reason the other
>> projects have out grown this one. They are more open to outsiders
>> coming in and suggesting changes.
> I stopped reading right here.  It is their book.  It's a very good
> book too.  Those projects you mentioned have grown in very different
> ways since they are distributions.  Not books.  Their documentation is
> excellent, but they aren't what this book is.  You're comparing apples
> to oranges.
> Personally I would really like to see this discussion end for a couple
> of reasons.
> a) It's over such a trivial matter.
> b) It just derailed dramatically.
> Personally I don't think 'a/an' is a big deal beside a command that is
> normally not said with no specific pronunciation rules.  I wouldn't
> and didn't blink twice reading that sentence when I read the book
> last.
> >From a purely visual grammatical sense, 'a' is just fine to me beside
> the letter s.  Let's stop beating this dead horse.
> Jonathan

I rest my case. We now have a live example of what I have been saying.
Do you even know what you just revealed about yourself to the entire

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