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Commas after "i.e." and "e.g." (was: Re: [Ada] gnat_rmtexi: Use@./@: where appropriate.)


On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:

> "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28@cam.ac.uk> 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
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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