From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-21 11:10:26
Rob Stewart wrote:
> From: Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]>
>>Rob Stewart wrote:
>>>From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
>>>> It is strongly recommended that you simply <a href="...">download a
>>>> prebuilt bjam executable</a> if we have supplied one for your
>>>> platform. Otherwise, you'll need to build bjam from source. You may
>>>> also need to rebuild bjam if you are using an unreleased state of
>>>> the Boost sources from CVS, since the prebuilt executable may not
>>>> support all the features currently being used by Boost.
>>>Consider avoiding the passive "it is strongly recommended." I
>>> You should <a href="...">download a prebuilt bjam
>>> executable</a> if we have supplied one for your platform....
>>Or similarly to something that changes the meaning less:
>> We strongly recommend that you simply <a href="...">download a
> I don't see that mine changed the meaning. Sure, I omitted
> "strongly recommend," but this is a Getting Started guide, so
> anything not equivocated should be taken as explicit
> direction. Only the reader with enough familiarity to not require
> the Getting Started guide will know enough to choose another
Sure :-) I was just pointing out the different, although subtle, change
in tone of the statement.
> Also, I suspect -- I haven't confirmed this -- that "we" isn't
> used elsewhere. Thus, I think your version would need to be
> "Boost strongly recommends...."
That's funny ;-) Given that the same sentence we are talking about has
"... if _we_ have supplied ...".
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