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- Subject: Re: Installing Lua on macOS in order to update Lua.
- From: Glenn Travis <travplays@...>
- Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:08:44 -0600
I consider this to be technical writing and as such passive voice, may or should is absolutely wrong.
Further, all that I am asking for is the addition of a few words to Mac users. It is not a policy, they are instructions in which at times “must" is a requirement if one desires the user/reader to have success.
> On Feb 23, 2018, at 12:37 PM, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2018-02-23 20:31 GMT+02:00 Francisco Olarte <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:07 PM, Glenn Travis <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I see what you are saying, however, please note that on that page it reads
>>> Once you have built Lua, you may want to install it in an official place in
>>> your system.
>>> Now that is passive voice (may) and folks might skip or ignore that
>> Is "passive voice" the correct term for these? English is not my
>> native language, but I think I was taught "User installs lua", active
>> voice, "Lua is installed by the user", passive voice ( similar to how
>> it is in spanish, just asking, I really do not know ).
> It's the subjunctive mode. Perfectly correct in this situation.
>>> Given that, I may I suggest that it be rewritten in active voice ; you will
>>> need to install…. You must install . . . Etc.
>> I STRONGLY disagree with that. Many users DO NOT install lua from
>> sources in an "official" place, and in fact I've NEVER done it (
>> always installed it locally from sources, for "official" installs i go
>> the easy way and use package managers, I do not consider myself smart
>> enough to install global packages from sources ).
> And anyway, nothing in Lua is ever "must". Lua supplies tols, not policies.