On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:34 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > A small suggestion is that it'd be better to write it like "Specified > upper bound \"%s\" precedes lower bound \"%s\"." I think "succeeds" has > more alternate meanings than "precedes", so the wording you have seems > more confusing than it needs to be. (Of course, the situation could be > the opposite in other languages, but translators have the ability to > reverse the ordering if they need to.) > > Or you could just go with "follows" instead of "succeeds". >
"exceeds" seems to be the word the original sentence was looking for. If using a single word I kinda like reversing the direction and using "precedes" though. "follows" makes it sound like a puppy :) "is greater than" is a bit more verbose but an option as well - one that seems more natural in this space - and yes I've reverted back to lower->upper with this wording. I think the hard "x" in exceeds is what turned me off to it. David J.