Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Review of PolyCollection starts today (May 3rd)
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-23 01:51:48
On 23/05/2017 05:21, Joaquin M López Muñoz wrote:
>> This word sounds a bit awkward to me.
> Any less awkward synonim? For other readers' convenience, the statement in
> which the word appears is:
> "This mechanism is rendered mostly useless when derived1, derived2 and
> derived3 elements are traversed interspersedly without a definite pattern."
>> "to explicitly forbid"
>> split infinitive
> At the risk of starting a style war, it is my understanding that split
> infinitives are okay when used wth caution. Here, the alternative:
> "to forbid explicitly copying at"
> seems (to me) less clear as it might be parsed as referring to some sort of
> explicit copying...
FWIW, as a native English (or dialect thereof) speaker, the original
version sounds better to me, and not just because of the ambiguity of
the alternative. As far as I am aware, objecting to split infinitives
is out of fashion, and was never all that popular to begin with.