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"allows to" is incorrect #5587

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vicuna opened this issue Apr 12, 2012 · 1 comment

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commented Apr 12, 2012

Original bug ID: 5587
Reporter: @glondu
Assigned to: @damiendoligez
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2012-04-18T13:33:02Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: tweak
Fixed in version: 4.00.0+dev
Category: documentation
Monitored by: mehdi

Bug description

The phrase "allow to" (and its variant "allows to") appears in several locations in OCaml sources, in particular in ocamldoc manpage, and some comments that end up in ocamldoc-generated documentation.

The blind fix is to replace with "allow one to", but replacing with "allow ${verb in -ing form}" might be more appropriate in some circumstances. In case of doubt, ask a native English speaker for their opinion.

For the record, I am not a native speaker. This issue has been brought to my attention because of https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lintian/+bug/608231

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commented Apr 18, 2012

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Thanks for the report. This will be fixed in 4.00.

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