Incorrect English in "You can't make [% terms.abug %] blocked or dependent on itself."

RESOLVED FIXED in Bugzilla 2.22

Status

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Bugzilla
Creating/Changing Bugs
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trivial
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: timeless, Assigned: timeless)

Tracking

2.22
Bugzilla 2.22
Bug Flags:
approval +
approval2.22 +

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

864 bytes, patch
Frédéric Buclin
: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Assignee)

Description

12 years ago
314     [% title = "Dependency Loop Detected" %]
 315     You can't make [% terms.abug %] blocked or dependent on itself.

"You can't make a bug blocked on itself". That's right, you can't, because it doesn't make sense. It's not proper English.

I don't actually know how to fix it. :(

Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → trivial
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
"You can't make a bug block itself, or depend on itself."
(Assignee)

Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 215384 [details] [diff] [review]
per glob

i don't think i need the comma, but i'll put it in if asked
Assignee: create-and-change → timeless
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #215384 - Flags: review?(LpSolit)

Comment 3

12 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060316 Firefox/1.6a1

In technical writing the original, if considered clear in meaning and intent, 
would be all right. Given that you want a solution, it depends on whether you 
prefer the active or the passive voice:

"You cannot make a Bug block itself"
"It is not logical for a Bug to block itself" 
"It makes no sense for a Bug to block itself"
"Bugzilla does not allow a Bug to block itself"
"Bugzilla does not allow a Bug to be marked as its own Blocker"
"A Bug marked as blocking itself could never be Resolved"
et cetera, et cetera.

Try "Block/Blocked by" and "Depends/Dependent on".

Updated

12 years ago
Attachment #215384 - Flags: review?(LpSolit) → review+

Updated

12 years ago
Flags: approval?
Flags: approval2.22?
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.22
Version: 2.23 → 2.22
Flags: approval?
Flags: approval2.22?
Flags: approval+
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.22 → Bugzilla 2.24
Err, 2.22 is not released yet, so this could go into that release, in fact.
Flags: approval2.22+
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.24 → Bugzilla 2.22

Comment 5

12 years ago
/me blames timeless again for not closing bugs. 3-4 days this patch was checked in and the bug is still open.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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