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Re: Small Hammer presentation

From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:31:51 +0200

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 04:59:45PM -0400, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 October 2011 12:29:19 Francois Tigeot wrote:
> >
> > I recently gave a small talk on Hammer to a sysadmin audience.
> >
> > The slides can be downloaded from here: http://www.wolfpond.org/
> >
> > Besides the original version (in French), I have provided an English
> > translation.
> Looks good! Though English words in French like "crashs" look funny. I'd 
> say "écraser" for a head crash, but what's the proper way to say that a 
> program crashes?

Thanks :-) Crash may come from English but I've always heard it used and it
feels natural, be it for planes, programs or disks.
"Planter" can also be used for programs.

I've never heard "écraser" used as a synonym of crash; in a computer context
it would mean to overwrite something.

Apparently, it is used by Québécois to avoid saying "crasher". So says
Wikipedia: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_(aviation)

Francois Tigeot

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