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Re: Manual style questions


On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Joseph S. Myers wrote:

> Some questions on style for use in the GCC manuals:
>
> * As an adjective, should "32-bit" or "32 bit" be used?  (The version with
> the hyphen seems more common.)

bit is a unit (like kg or m) so don't use the hyphen.
e.g "a 5 m piece of rope" and "a 32 bit integer"

Of course I'm just an engineer not a english professor...

David Vrabel


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