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bug#4254: 23.1.50; Typo in Calc Manual


From: Jay Belanger
Subject: bug#4254: 23.1.50; Typo in Calc Manual
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:37:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Should this be changed to (swap the closing double quote and comma):
>>> ......
>>> "Getting Started", the "Calc Tutorial", and the "Calc Reference".
>
>> Not according to the conventions of American English, IIUC.
>
> That's also my understanding.  And I hate this convention.
>
>> The manuals are probably inconsistent on this usage.
>
> I know I consciously never follow the convention.

Paul Halmos's books all use the logical convention, at least according
to _Mathematical Writing_ by Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul
M. Roberts.  That book, however, ultimately recommends the standard
convention.  

The GNU GPL and GNU GFDL both use the logical convention, although
the "Permission is granted..." paragraphs at the beginning
of the Emacs and Calc manuals both use the illogical convention.

Despite conventions, can I assume that there'd be no problem making the
changes that Leo suggested (and perhaps the "Permission is granted ..."
part of the Calc manual)?





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