[openbeos] Re: In case you guys missed...

  • From: GThom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 09:39:13 -0400

"All but completed" means nearly completed ... with the rest of the sentence
it implies that Axel held up the completion! :)

Gary Thom
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno G. Albuquerque [mailto:bga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 04 September, 2002 11:38 AM
To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [openbeos] Re: In case you guys missed...

> The last sentence (Special thanks goes to Axel Dörfler as OpenBFS
> would be
> all but completed if it was not for his work on it. ) of the
> announcement
> implies that Axel held up the development, and that it would already
> be
> complete if he hadn't worked on it... surely this is not what was
> intended!

Well, I may be wrong as english is not my native language, but wouldn't
"all but completed" imply "not completed" ? Or, in other words, It
would be in any state *BUT* the state it is now (i.e. completed).


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