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Re: Standard error message format

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: Standard error message format
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:31:45 -0800
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On 01/28/11 11:22, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> ...  Although, switching topics back a bit, if the
>> program name introduces a full sentence, oughtn't it be properly
>> capitalized?
>>    fumble: You just fumbled this.
> No (and I think GCS also documents this): words for which
> (non-)capitalization is relevant should not be (de-)capitalized;
> you don't want to wonder whether GraphicsMagick-config or Xorg
> really are spelt that way or not.

Hi Ralf,

I try to be clear, but your response confuses me.
To be completely explicit, the choices seem to be:

>>    fumble: You just fumbled this.
>>    fumble: you just fumbled this
>>    Fumble: you just fumbled this.

My thinking is that "You just fumbled this." is a complete sentence.
Therefore, that complete sentence ought to be capitalized correctly.
The program name, on the other hand, is known by the case-sensitive
letters that comprise the name.  Changing them for a text display
does not seem right.  So, I think the first example most appropriate.
I am looking for clarity that the second form is to be avoided and
we are all in vehement agreement that the third is bogus.

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