On 28.08.2018 21:30, Rik wrote:
On 08/28/2018 09:00 AM, address@hidden wrote:
Re: Octave-Forge: Redesign with responsive layout
Mike Miller <address@hidden>
08/27/2018 01:20 PM
On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 20:20:59 +0200, Oliver Heimlich wrote:
throughout the website there had been different styles of spelling.
Now it is Octave-Forge everywhere, but this was no deliberate
There are also different spellings throughout the Octave source tree
that I would like to see resolved.
Would it be better to spell Octave Forge?
It's probably a matter of preference, taste, and maybe culture or native
language. I personally prefer "Octave Forge", but I see "Octave-Forge"
used a lot so maybe more people prefer it. I don't claim any authority
over what it should be. I just like consistency :)
My preference is also "Octave Forge". Can we just go with that?
There are actually reasonable grammar rules that suggest "Octave
Forge". In English, compound adjectives can be made by linking two
adjectives with a hyphen. Cyanobacteria are known as blue-green algae,
where "blue" and "green" are individual adjectives which form a compound
adjective to modify algae. But, the hyphen is not used when the
adjective is a proper noun. One does not write, "I like New-York-City
bagels". In the same vein, Octave is a proper noun so I don't think it
should be attached to Forge with a hyphen.
If there are no objections, I am going to change it to Octave Forge
during the weekend.