I asked a question on another site and got corrected by someone. Them being NSE and me not, I appreciated the improvement except in one regard - placement of the negation. So I asked about it and as it turns out, they wasn't certain neither and we decided to ask here.
I'd also prefer to not use a method valid in an older version of PS, although working, if there's a more convenient approach in a later one.
I've been taught that it's incorrect to place not after the infinite marker to, so the original wording was hence like this.
I'm also concerned not to use a method valid in an older version of PS, although working, if there's a more convenient approach in a later one.
Partially, we're not entirely certain which is correct. Partially, they indicated that the construction might be ambiguous and difficult to interpret, even if it'd be grammatically correct.
- Which formulation is correct?
- Is the sentence ambiguous?
I believe this answer covers the matter of grammatical correctness and colloquial frequency. Although, it doesn't address the issue of ambiguity.
The indented meaning is intentionally left at the very end to avoid unconsciously influencing the reader. The point was that I prefer to use modern approach. It's possible that the same effect may be reached using different command patterns (one older - widely spread, and one newer - not well known yet but improved in terms of syntax, features etc.). Me being less experienced in the area, can't reliably decide whether it's the case. So, while inclined to using newer methodology, I raise no demand on the modernity, still wishing to mention the preference.