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Re: Manual style: "non-zero" vs "nonzero"
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Subject: Re: Manual style: "non-zero" vs "nonzero"
- From: Russ Allbery <rra at stanford dot edu>
- Date: 08 Oct 2001 20:50:40 -0700
- Organization: The Eyrie
- References: <200110082320.f98NKWl04100@banach.math.purdue.edu>
Brad Lucier <email@example.com> writes:
>> 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entry for nonzero), but it may be out of date.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>