[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Use normal English elide in place of ellipsize

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Feb 4 18:21:28 CET 2014

'Twas brillig, and Barry Scott at 04/02/14 16:49 did gyre and gimble:
> On Tue 04 Feb 2014 16:15:52 Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> If we do want to describe the action taken rather than the effect, then
>> I would use the word "truncate" here, rather than elide as this is
>> really what happens now as implemented.
> But the output is not truncated. Here is example from my system:
> home-build\x2dvm-de...onelan\x2df16\x2d5-home-bscott.mount loaded active 
> mounted   /home/build-vm/dev64-onelan-f16-5/home/bscott
> The middle has been removed, not the end.

Ahh yup, that's true.

In many cases output *is* truncated, but here it certainly isn't.

Fair enough I guess. Can't really argue with that logic (and it could
easily descend into a bikeshed anyway if I tried! :D)



Colin Guthrie

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