[PATCH] Not use

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Wed Jul 6 09:31:12 CDT 2011

On 07/06/2011 03:21 AM, Mark Cammidge wrote:
> On 2011-07-05 19:07, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> On 07/01/2011 08:09 PM, Richard Cavell wrote:
>>> This is annoying me, in chapter 3.
>> For reasons I can't explain, I'm equally annoyed by "... that you don't use
>> ..."  I committed "... that you do not use ..." in r3880 as a compromise.
>> Hope that flies with you.
> For what it's worth, the original is correct.  See the table (last column)
> at the top of this page for details:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_subjunctive#Modern_form
> The original sentence "It asks only that you not use property names ..."
> starts with "It asks only that ...", the subjunctive is appropriate.

Yeah, I never doubted the correctness.  The book has passed (twice) through
professional copy editing.  But if readers find the phrasing awkward, minor
tweaks might still be warranted.

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