[Computer-go] OT: build vs. built

Peter Drake drake at lclark.edu
Tue May 10 08:31:15 PDT 2011


It should be "built". The funny thing is that I've been cutting and  
pasting this description for the last several tournaments, and nobody  
has spotted the typo before.

Peter Drake
http://www.lclark.edu/~drake/



On May 10, 2011, at 4:17 AM, Darren Cook wrote:

>>>> Orego, probably running on one of the five nodes of a custom Linux
>>>> cluster build by PSSC Labs: ...
>>>            ^^^^^ built?
>>
>> I'm not sure about that.
>>
>> If someone downloads the source files for GNU Go, and runs "build" on
>> his system, I would say "he has done a build", and I would call the
>> resulting executable "a build of GNU Go".  I don't know if this  
>> usage is
>> also normal for hardware clusters - I would say that the physical
>> cluster was "built by PSSC Labs", but there must be software  
>> involved to
>> get them to talk to each other, and I might say that this software  
>> was
>> "a build by PSSC Labs".
>
> Hello Nick, Hideki,
> A lovely ambiguous sentence! "build" if you intended it to be a noun  
> (a
> build of something, (done) by someone), "built" if you intended it  
> to be
> a verb ("a something (that was) built by someone"). Perhaps a comma
> after "build" would make it clear you intended it as a noun.
>
> However, I couldn't find a single dictionary (*) using "build" as a  
> noun
> for anything except the meaning of physique. Can anyone find one?
>
> I think the software meaning of "build" (i.e. the resulting software
> from the process of compiling and linking a program) is
> well-established. But I'm at a loss to know if hardware installations
> would also be referred to as a build.
>
> Darren
>
> *: Yes, not even my own MLSN (http://dcook.org/mlsn/) project :-)
>
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