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Re: [using gcc book] ch1 rewrite
- From: Chris Devers <cdevers at pobox dot com>
- To: GCC list <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 12:45:38 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [using gcc book] ch1 rewrite
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- Reply-to: Chris Devers <cdevers at pobox dot com>
(I'm not getting copies of list mail until well after they were sent, if
at all. I see from the list archives  that mail is making it there, so
I'm not sending things twice, but on the chance that the problem here is
local to me [??], please cc: me on replies. Thanks)
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Stephan T. Lavavej wrote:
> [Chris Devers]
> > I would like to solicit commentary
> > GCC stands for ``GNU Compiler Collection.''
> > called the ``front end.''
> Wasn't it decided that the book will use the hacker convention?
Paste error, all text uses the <quote><punct> convention:
% grep "[,\.\!?;]''" *texi
fdl.texi:sections Entitled ``Endorsements.''
fdl.texi:replace the ``with...Texts.'' line with this:
trouble.texi:although more may be used.''. Also according to K&R-1 (2.2), ``An
trouble.texi:be a letter. The underscore _ counts as a letter.'', but GCC also
I'm not touching the FDL document, and the examples here from trouble.texi
seem to include the punctuation as part of the quote, and so were left
Everywhere else uses the agreed upon convention instead:
% grep -c "''[,\.\!?;]" *texi | grep -v ':0$'
Sorry for the confusion.
> The rewrite looks understandable to my nontechnical eye.
Great, glad to hear that.
> Thanks for doing all this work; better documentation helps everyone.
Okay, again, I'm submitting the manuscript this afternoon, so if anyone
has any feedback to go in the current _Using GCC_ book, please get it to
me ASAP. Thanks again for all the help.
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