That’s Just Past Perfect

README files written by some non-native speakers of English are killing me right now. What is it with all the past perfect tense?!

All of these files had been put into the folder foo/bar, and the build files had been configured to point to these files.

Had been? Not anymore? Argh.


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Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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