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SubjectRe: 2.4.22-pre lockups (now decoded oops for pre10)
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 10:39:46PM +0200, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 13:29:49 -0700
> Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I'd say "two things differ", without trailing "s". I am not even sure if
> > > "bitmaps" shouldn't be singular "bitmap" instead.
> >
> > "bitmaps" with your changes would be correct.
> >
> > Though, just turn "bitmaps" into "bitmap" and it should be fine. I can't
> > really think of a phrase specific enough for the error message without
> > adding enough text to make it two lines, which wouldn't be good.
> >
> > "Comparing bitmaps.. vpf-10640: The on-disk and the correct bitmap differs"
>
> Hm, but:
>
> "a and b differ"

1) "Comparing bitmaps.. vpf-10640: The on-disk and correct bitmap differ"

> "a differs from b"

2) "Comparing bitmaps.. vpf-10640: The on-disk differs from the correct bitmap"

>
> or not?
>
> Alternatives:
>
> "a and b are different"

3) "Comparing bitmaps.. vpf-10640: The on-disk and correct are different"

>
> But if you use "are" here, you cannot use "differs" above, right?
>

Yes.

I kinda like (1), or the origional changed to "bitmap" instead of
"bitmaps".

Mike
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