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Re: Typos in the manual

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Typos in the manual
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:14:44 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hello Mark,

* Mark Harig wrote on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:48:24PM CET:
> Both "i.e." and "e.g." should always be followed by a comma.

Well.  Let me tell you.  I've written those kinds of patches before,
adding a comma unconditionally and all.  After a few maintainers of
some packages rejected them, I've become less enthused.

Also, while the Chicago Manual of Style recommends it, some other online
grammar sites mention that it is American English style, but British
English would not add a comma afterwards.  Yet others do not require it
even in American style.

Ralf (whose first style book is shipping this way right now ... :-)

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