Re: 'might' vs. 'may'

Subject: Re: 'might' vs. 'may'
From: Aahz <aahz -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 1994 18:06:33 GMT

In article <aahzCxML5M -dot- 9sn -at- netcom -dot- com>, Aahz <aahz -at- netcom -dot- com> wrote:
>What (if any) opinions do people have about the comparative worth of the
>following two statements:

> If the board IDs are not consecutive, the bootstrap loader might not
> detect some of the boards.

> If the board IDs are not consecutive, the bootstrap loader may not
> detect some of the boards.

So far, opinions are running approximately 2 to 1 in favor of 'may'.
I'm following up a bit early, because one person suggested that I
rewrite the sentences to use 'will not'.

<dry chuckle> Well, that doesn't quite work, because the loader *will*
detect the boards -- as far as we know, that is. We don't want to
document it as detecting non-consecutive boards, because we're well
aware of various weird hardware problems that could conceivably affect
the detection mechanism, and we don't have the resources to do extensive

Sound familiar? ;-)
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