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Re: [PATCH 1/3] Replace 'automake' with @command{automake} where appropr

From: William Pursell
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] Replace 'automake' with @command{automake} where appropriate in automake.texi
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:03:56 +0000
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
* William Pursell wrote on Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 10:06:10PM CET:

@@ -11677,7 +11677,7 @@ A major and long-awaited release, that comes more than 
two years after
 @item The new dependency tracking scheme that uses @command{depcomp}.
 Aside from the improvement on the dependency tracking itself
 (@pxref{Dependency Tracking Evolution}), this also streamlines the use
-of automake generated @file{}s as the @file{}s
+of @command{automake} generated @file{}s as the @file{}s

I have a question here: shouldn't this be address@hidden'
here?  With hyphenation, in German I tend to have a good feeling about
when it's needed and when not, but I'm not quite sure whether those
rules (which I probably can't even formulate precisely) carry over to
English writing.

As a native English speaker, I have absolutely no idea.
I'm not even sure that English has rules. :)
My intuition says that either form is grammatically
correct, that including the hyphen is probably slightly
more correct, and that leaving it out is slightly more
natural.  I don't think the distinction is enough that
anyone would notice either way.  Opinions may vary, of
course, and it is entirely likely that I am completely

William Pursell

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