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Re: Manual style questions
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Subject: Re: Manual style questions
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 23:53:23 -0400
- References: <20011006121345.0143EF28CC@nile.gnat.com>
On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 08:13:45AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>"32-bit" is an adjective
>"32 bit" is a noun as in "this hole is tricky to drill, pass me the 32 bit"
>It's just like
>The run-time behavior of this compiler's run time is indeed peculiar.
>Of course these are arbitrary rules to some extent (so many english grammar
>rules have been made up out of the blue by amateur grammarians :-) To me
>the most important thing is consistency, but the above rules are those that
>are most commonly followed in my experience.
Hmm. I like this explanation of what to use when. IMO, it clarifies
the usages very nicely.
I'm going to incorporate it into my own lexicon, anyway.