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[bug #44086] Error message for "halt" is linguistically incorrect

From: Real Name
Subject: [bug #44086] Error message for "halt" is linguistically incorrect
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:07:37 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #44086 (project mit-scheme):

My Latin is not rusty; in fact it is shining as new since the kids also
decided to study it in high school.

In short: the change to singular is logical but the translation is wrong. The
correct form is: Moriturus te salutat. That is the future active participle in
nominative masculine singular afaik. The version as it stands in mit-scheme
10.1.10 is plainly incorrect. 

Sorry for being so rude; this is just a fact from Latin grammar, which you can
check btw on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_conjugation  No discussion
about this. My wife just walked by five minutes ago; I asked her and she
confirmed immediately. Really: no discussion, fact of life.

I don't understand this bug stays open. I assume that none of the people
maintaining mit-scheme have studied Latin in high school. But that shouldn't
be a reason to let this bug lurk around. It should be squashed once and for

I, for one, changed the message on my system and recompiled it. I couldn't
stand it any longer ;-)


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