Disk Utility's erase sheet has two typos

Number:rdar://24921994 Date Originated:2016-03-01
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:OS X Product Version:10.11.3
Classification: Reproducible:
Disk Utility's erase sheet has two typos:

1. The first sentence should read "....destroy all of the data." It currently transposes "all" and "of."
2. "Enter a name, choose a format" is a comma splice. Break it into two sentences or use a semicolon.

An image can be seen here: http://d.pr/i/17h4X

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Disk Utility.
2. Select a drive.
3. Hit the Erase button.

Expected Results:
Dialog boxes — especially when talking about erasing data — should be crystal-clear to understand.

Actual Results:
The language is full of errors, making it confusing and makes the user wonder what else is wrong in Disk Utility.


Forget the punctuation quibbles

Simply use the common conjunction "and", as in "Enter a name and choose a format." Engineers are not the only people with grammar problems.

Don't use a semicolon

Semicolons break flow in a sentence. Better to comma slice than to semicolon.

By realinandoutland at March 2, 2016, 2 a.m. (reply...)

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