Re: [RFC PATCH v1 2/2] docs: regressions.rst: rules of thumb for handling regressions

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On 1/4/22 06:42, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On 04.01.22 13:16, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 3:23 PM Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> +Try to fix regressions quickly once the culprit got identified. Fixes for most
>>> s/got/gets/ --- at least, that is what the gmail grammar spelling suggests :)
>> Hmm, LanguageTool didn't complain. Not totally sure, maybe both
>> approaches are okay. But the variant suggested by the gmail checker
>> might be the better one.
> So we're deeply into nit territory, but "gets" would be the correct
> tense there.  Even better, though, is to avoid using "to get" in this
> way at all.  I'm informed that "to get" is one of the hardest verbs for
> non-native speakers, well, to get, so I try to avoid it in my own
> writing.  "once the culprit is identified" or "has been identified"
> would both be good here.

Agreed. Any uses of the verb get/got are best avoided.


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