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Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 18:15 UTC (Tue) by ssmith32 (subscriber, #72404)
Parent article: Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Off-topic.. but anybody have any idea why some of the error descriptions are written in Yoda?

e.g. "To open a sample file contains chart with large data source can lead to AOO crash"

If you run AOO, error will be!

Although better than the slacker approach:

"Some field is not shown"

-stu


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Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 19:09 UTC (Tue) by Camarade_Tux (guest, #51944) [Link]

Maybe it follows the structure of german sentences.

Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 23:52 UTC (Tue) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129) [Link]

German syntax is very liberal about which parts of a sentence go where. You could easily come up with a correct german sentence that has more or less the same structure as the one above, but that doesn't really mean anything as that applies to many english sentences.

Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 19:26 UTC (Tue) by ewen (subscriber, #4772) [Link]

It seems to me that the only issues with:

"To open a sample file contains chart with large data source can lead to AOO crash"

is choice of verb tense, and dropping of prepositions, viz:

"_Opening_ a sample file _containing_a_ chart with _a_ large data source can lead to AOO crash"

or even:

"_Opening_ a sample file _which_ contains _a_ chart with _a_ large data source can lead to AOO crash"

Which is a not uncommon thing for someone less experienced in the language in which they are writing (and dropping prepositions is common in short error summaries anyway). Perhaps the original error description came from someone for whom English was a second (or third or fourth...) language.

It doesn't seem like "Yoda" speak to me (which was a restructuring of the parts of the sentence -- object, subject, verb -- into a non-English order).

Ewen

Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 20:21 UTC (Tue) by dfsmith (guest, #20302) [Link]

Yoda would have said
"With chart of large data source in a sample file will open, to AOO crash can lead."
Or "there is no try", since I don't think he used Symphony.

Weir: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato

Posted Jan 22, 2013 22:06 UTC (Tue) by codepope (guest, #54022) [Link]

IBM did a lot of Symphony development in China at IBM Lotus China Development Labs. That could well be where the bug reports were created/triaged.


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