[Patch, committed] Fix spelling of cannot in config/ directory
Sat Aug 14 10:08:00 GMT 2004
Zack Weinberg writes:
> Dale Johannesen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Are you objecting to the patch? IMO the second of Andrew's quotes has
> > it right, "can not" is not incorrect but "cannot" is preferred in most
> > contexts, so the patch looks like an improvement. (As for the first
> > quote, people who think they know better than the dictionary are
> > rarely convincing IMO.)
> I'm not objecting to the patch. I just wanted to point out that this
> is not as clear-cut as (for example) "its" vs. "it's"...
When copy editing, the common practice is to use whatever style guide
has been adopted by a publication. In the absence of a style guide,
the experienced copy editor reverse engineers one and presents it to
their client with the finished work.
Has the GNU project chosen a style guide?
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