Re: CFD: firstname.lastname@example.org (was [PATCH] Standardindentation of arguments)
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 20:41:17 EST
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:35:39AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 02:01:55AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > There are many other open source projects where it might be easier to
> > get started and that are really looking for people wanting to get
> > involved.
> OK, I give up; how was it supposed to be parsed? I can't come up with any
> way of reading that sentence that would not be an obvious glaring idiocy
> and I don't see any obvious typos or word omissions that could have created
> Surely you are not saying that we are not really looking for more people
> doing useful work? And doing that without "getting involved"... could
> any resident Zen master enlighten me? I seem to be unable to figure out
> how the hell one could pull off such a feat...
Sorry, I am not a native English speaker.
Perhaps my phrase was too long?
Or did I take a word wrongly from the dictionary?
Is it perhaps better understandable as follows:
There are many other open source projects where it might be easier to
get started. This is since they are really (=desperately) looking for
more people who want to get involved (=want to participate).
Or completely paraphrased:
We cannot offer intensive mentoring for everyone.
But people looking for more mentoring can find this in other open source
"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed
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