[Rubygems-developers] gem update: Message [lacks] a verb :-)

Mauricio Fernández batsman.geo at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 26 11:59:23 EDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 04:36:35PM +0100, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
> When I do gem update I get:
> brains# gem update
> Upgrading installed gems...
> All gems up to date
> I think this SHOULD be 'All gems are up to date' -- it is correct
> colloquial English, of course, but for people trying to translate
> this the lack of a verb could be problematic.  Using babelfish twice:
> all gems up to date -> <japanese> -> The up-to-date all jewels

Funny that you take Japanese as an example, cause it's perfectly OK to
omit the verb/subject etc ;-))

> all gems are up to date -> <japanese> -> jewel everything is up-to-date
> Which seems much clearer to my mind.

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