On Oct 26, 2011, at 2:58 PM, Tom Lane wrote: >> I read this as equivalent to "can be not released." Which of course is >> silly, so as I read it I realize what it means, but it trips up my overly >> logical brain. It interrupts the flow. There is no such confusion in "cannot >> be released" and thus no tripping up on meaning. > > This particular change seems like an improvement to me, but it's hardly > an adequate argument for a global search-and-replace. There might be > other places where such a change renders things *less* readable.
The patch is actually quite modest; there are only a few instances of "can not". Attached. Best, David
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