[svnbook commit] r2121 - trunk/src/en/book

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Wed Apr 12 08:02:45 CDT 2006

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>sussman wrote:
>>>>Author: sussman
>>>>Date: Tue Apr 11 17:49:29 2006
>>>>New Revision: 2121
>>>>+      <para>In this section, and almost everywhere in this book, the
>>>>+        words <quote>lock</quote> and <quote>locking</quote> describe
>>>>+        a mechanism for mutual exclusion between users to avoid
>>>>+        clashing commits. Unfortunately, there are two other sorts
>>>>+        of <quote>lock</quote> with which Subversion, and therefore
> Interesting.
> I don't claim to be a grammar expert, but I would have chosen 'lock'
> over 'locks' here too.

I, too, think the grammar is correct (though admittedly a bit awkward for
me).  But consider the sentence this way:

   Unfortunately, the is one other sort of lock with which ...

Now, to make that "one" into "two", what are we incrementing?  The actual
number of locks?  No.  We're incrementing the number of lock types (or "sorts").

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com>

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 been found difficult; and left untried."  -- G. K. Chesterton

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