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Re: Manual style: "non-zero" vs "nonzero"
- To: Brad Lucier <lucier at math dot purdue dot edu>
- Subject: Re: Manual style: "non-zero" vs "nonzero"
- From: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:19:22 +0200
- Cc: jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <200110091940.f99JeIw28319@banach.math.purdue.edu>
Brad Lucier <email@example.com> writes:
> To weigh in again in this debate, the Society of Industrial and
> Applied Mathematics recommends that "non" as a prefix
> not be hyphenated, that "semi" be hyphenated, and that "quasi"
> be a separate word.
What a strange rule! I haven't read much literature on semigroups, so
I don't know if it is customary to put a hyphen in it, "semi-group"
looks indeed rather strange. I've never seen "semi-simple" and "quasi
Perhaps SIAM made these rules only to annoy algebraists? ;-)