[Pharo-project] 2 days vs 2 day

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 13:29:27 CET 2011

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Edouard Poor <edouard.lists at gmail.com>wrote:

> I ran across this across this a couple week ago but didn't know whether to
> enter a defect for it or not.
> "2 days" evaluates to a duration of 2 days but,
> "2 day" evaluates to a duration of 1 day.
I have to admit that sounds weird

> I've been thinking about it, and I think I can understand who this came
> about, but silently giving a user the wrong answer if they mistype "days" or
> write some code like "[ :n | n day ]" (I did this one) seems wrong. If "day"
> should only answer with the singular value, than perhaps it should throw an
> exception for any values other than -1 or 1.
> I'd actually prefer it just called days, and damn English grammar.
> So what do you think, should I enter a defect or not?
> (Also I'm new to the community, so I wasn't even sure where I should ask a
> question like this!)
welcome!!  yes, this is the perfect place to ask


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