# Proposed Wording PicoChange to the Error Terminology

• To: RPG@SAIL.Stanford.EDU, common-lisp-object-system@SAIL.Stanford.EDU
• Subject: Proposed Wording PicoChange to the Error Terminology
• From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
• Date: Mon, 21 Mar 88 12:06 EST
• In-reply-to: The message of 18 Mar 88 20:46 EST from Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>

    Date: 18 Mar 88  1746 PST
From: Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>

\item{\bull} If this situation occurs, the results are unpredictable.  The
results may range from harmless to fatal to the running system.

Pico-nit: the second sentence reads as if the speaker were using the
locution "From X to Y to Z", as in "We carry all brands of cameras, from
Minoltas to Nikons to Canons".  (As you might guess, I can't stand this
construct, particularly when the speaker isn't even talking about a
continuous range at all.)  I'm not sure how to best fix this, but
"The results may range from harmless to fatal" would be fine with me.