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Commas after "i.e." and "e.g." (was: Re: [Ada] gnat_rmtexi: Use@./@: where appropriate.)
- To: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>
- Subject: Commas after "i.e." and "e.g." (was: Re: [Ada] gnat_rmtexi: Use@./@: where appropriate.)
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk>
- Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 12:08:35 +0000 (GMT)
- cc: <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, <oldham at codesourcery dot com>
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:
> "Joseph S. Myers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > However, when making such changes to the main manual I was told that
> > style guides say that "e.g." and "i.e." should always be followed by
> > a comma,
> Fowler's Modern English Usage disagrees. A comma should follow only
> if the sentence structure mandates it.
The reference given in
<URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2001-06/msg01685.html> was The
Chicago Manual of Style, 13th edition. So we need to choose what rule we
follow in GCC. Suggestions?
Joseph S. Myers