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Re: rc3 doc comments

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: rc3 doc comments
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 15:33:40 +0100
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Karl Berry wrote:
I think <string> is better.
> Why?

Because <string> is standard syntax for non-terminal symbols, exactly as [string] is for optional constructs.

It leads to confusion among novices about whether to type the <>

Then novices should learn the meaning of <string>, exactly as they learn the meaning of [string].

    See `gcc --help'.

gcc is notorious for doing things their own way.  I believe essentially
every other package uses all caps.

Then I believe essentially every other package is inconsistent. They all should use <string> or stop using [string].


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