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Re: Manual style: "non-zero" vs "nonzero"


Brad Lucier <lucier@math.purdue.edu> writes:

> Re:
>> In the GCC manuals, which of the spellings "nonzero" and "non-zero" should
>> be used?  At present both are.

> Mathematics journals definitely prefer "nonzero" (no hyphen).

The 1989 OED prefers non-zero (as in it has an entry for that and has no
entry for nonzero), but it may be out of date.  Nonzero without a hyphen
does appear in the current Merriam-Webster.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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