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Re: not all doc "clean-ups" are good

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: not all doc "clean-ups" are good
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:44:52 +0100

David Kastrup wrote Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:33 AM

"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> writes:

changing "and/or" to "and/@/or" is bad (one you
changed recently.)  Splitting such short strings
will make little difference to the
layout, and I would argue that placing
the "/or" at the start of a new line renders
the text less readable, not more.

Uh what? This places "and/" at the end of the line, and "or" at the
beginning of the next line.


And that is not really a significant
impediment to reading.

No, but it is less clear.  Constructs like
"and/or" tend to be comprehended as single
concepts.  If they are split understanding
is slightly, granted not significantly,

Also the break is not really a significant
improvement to layout.  So why change it?


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