On 13 June 2010 00:06, Andrew Morgan <ziltro(a)ziltro.com> wrote:
On 12/06/10 22:28, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 12.06.2010 22:52, Paul Menzel wrote:
>> - * Bit 8-31 of this register are apparently don't care, and if this
>> + * Bit 8-31 of this register apparently don't care, and if this
> "don't care" is used as a compound adjective and the verb in the
> compound adjective is ignored in that case. Please see
for details. It is
> possible to improve readability slightly with the following variant:
> Bit 8-31 of this register are apparently don't-care bits, and...
I think just saying:
* Bits 8-31 of this register are apparently don't care, ...
should be enough. Just use the plural as a range of bits is being specified.
Attached patch does just that, and fixes a missing comma on the following line.
> Not sure if this is really better, and we probably should ask a native
> speaker who works with hardware logic.
I'm not a native speaker, but English is my second language :P
I would be tempted to put:
are "don't care"
with the quotes, if it is quoting the datasheet?
I don't think that's necessary.
Signed-off-by: David Borg <borg.db(a)gmail.com>
Acked-by: David Borg <borg.db(a)gmail.com> (trivial)