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Re: [Geiser-users] Corrections for Geiser/doc/repl.texi

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
Subject: Re: [Geiser-users] Corrections for Geiser/doc/repl.texi
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:32:00 +0100
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On Wed, Jan 12 2011, Mark Harig wrote:

>>> The hyphenation makes it clear(er) that it is [a "for each REPL"
>>> basis], rather than [a for each "REPL basis"] (what's a "REPL
>>> basis"?). That is, it creates a compound modifier "per REPL" that
>>> modifies "basis," instead of letting "per" act as a modifier to the
>>> (unintended) term "REPL basis."
>> To my ears, "on a per REPL basis" can only make sense if per modifies
>> REPL (because of the common expression "on a <> basis"),
> Encyclopedia Britannica is a pretty careful writer.  Here is an example
> of their usage of "per-[item] basis":
> Aspects of the topic per-occurrence basis are discussed in the
> following places at Britannica.
> That is, they have a topic called "per-occurrence basis" (for some
> reason), and they hyphenated to compound modifier.

You had already convinced me, but now there's no possible discussion :)
Thanks for the pointer!

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