[openstack-dev] [hacking] rules for removal

Steve Kowalik steven at wedontsleep.org
Wed Jun 25 01:51:48 UTC 2014

On 25/06/14 07:26, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> There's two sides to this coin - concern about alienating
> non-english-as-a-first-language speakers who feel undervalued because
> their language is nitpicked to death and concern about alienating
> english-as-a-first-language speakers who struggle to understand unclear
> or incorrect language.
> Obviously there's a balance to be struck there and different people will
> judge that differently, but I'm personally far more concerned about the
> former rather than the latter case.
> I expect many beyond the english-as-a-first-language world are pretty
> used to dealing with imperfect language but aren't so delighted with
> being constantly reminded that their use language is imperfect.

Just to throw my two cents into the ring, when I comment about language
use in a review, I will almost always include suggested wording in full.
If I can't come to a decision about if my wording is better, than I
don't comment on it.

"I'm a doctor, not a doorstop!"
         - EMH, USS Enterprise

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