[RELEASE] 4.2.0 announcements and preliminary tarballs
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu Jan 13 12:47:00 CET 2005
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On 01/10/05 15:38, Matt Thompson wrote:
>>On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 14:21 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>actually, the main only reason *not* to use the hypenation (as
>>>in the first) case, is because people tend not to like hyphens.
>>Really? I use them a lot. Maybe I'll have to set up a script when I
>>start doing my thesis wholeheartedly. I seem to be a hyphen and
>>semicolon user to-the-extreme; moreover...
> then feel free to congratulate yourself in that you're not afraid to
> hyphenate ^_~.
>>>a great book about english punctuation in general - "eats, shoots, and
>>>leaves" by someone i can't remember - that's a must-have for anyone who's
>>>as anal about punctuation as i am.
>>Well, then, those should have been em dashes (--) rather than
>>hyphens. ;-P I know this because the PGDP people rapped my knuckles on
>>one of my first proofreads.
> yeah, i tend to use (space)(dash)(space) as an emdash, mainly for
> aesthetic reasons. hyphenated words are spaceless. i don't care if
> it's strictly "correct": that's just my style.
>>(And it's by Lynne Truss, NPR favorite.)
> yep, good call ^_^.
> anyway, we're getting a bit OT, so i'll stop now...
I'm lost. Hyphenate or not?
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