[erlang-questions] Human readable errors in lists module

Dominic Williams <>
Wed Feb 11 13:33:38 CET 2009


Per Gustafsson wrote:

> I'm pretty sure "le mieux" is the superlative form of bien
> so the "The best is the enemy of the good" is probably the
> best translation.

As a native french speaker, I would argue that the correct
translation is "better". Indeed, although "le mieux"
can mean "the best", in this sense it is used to mean
"improvement".

Of course the proper thing to do in English is just to quote
Shakespeare:

"Striving to better, oft we mar what's well."

Regards,

Dominic Williams
http://dominicwilliams.net





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