<i18n dev> RFR: 8273616: Fix trivial doc typos in the java.base module

Florent Guillaume github.com+592810+efge at openjdk.java.net
Fri Sep 10 22:55:43 UTC 2021

On Fri, 10 Sep 2021 21:51:45 GMT, John R Rose <jrose at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> 8273616: Fix trivial doc typos in the java.base module
> src/java.base/share/classes/java/nio/channels/AsynchronousFileChannel.java line 399:
>> 397:      *          If {@code true} then this method is required to force changes
>> 398:      *          to both the file's content and metadata to be written to
>> 399:      *          storage; otherwise, it needs only force content changes to be
> This is a correct though rare use of subjunctive mood:  One need not change it.
> However, if be desired that we change the mood to indicative, I suggest s/it need only force/it only needs to force/.

(_it need only force_ is not really subjunctive mood, but rather usage as a modal auxiliary, see https://english.stackexchange.com/a/297235)


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/5475

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