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Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] util/hbitmap: strict hbitmap_re

From: John Snow
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] util/hbitmap: strict hbitmap_reset
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:38:37 -0400
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On 9/16/19 4:00 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
> Am 13.09.2019 um 20:49 hat John Snow geschrieben:
>> On 9/12/19 4:20 AM, Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy wrote:
>>> Also, I'm not sure about "are" suggested by Max. "are" is for plural, but 
>>> here I meant
>>> one object: sum of @start and @count.
>> There's not great agreement universally about how to treat things like
>> collective nouns. Sometimes "Data" is singular, but sometimes it's
>> plural. "It depends."
>> In this case, "start + count" refers to one sum, but two constituent
>> pieces, so it's functioning like a collective noun.
>> We might say "a + b (together) /are/ ..." but also "the sum of a + b /is/".
>>> So, you may use exactly "Sum of @start and @count is" or "(@start + @count) 
>>> sum is" or
>>> just "(@start + @count) is", whichever you like more.
>> I like using "the sum of @x and @y is" for being grammatically unambiguous.
>> updated and pushed.
>> (Sorry about my language again! --js)
> Time to revive https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/8725621/? ;-)
> Kevin

Ja, bitte.

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