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Re: svn commit: rev 5503 - trunk/doc/book/book

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-04-02 00:38:33 CEST

On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 11:31:44PM -0600, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> O'Reilly has noted that they prefer the use of emdashes over the
> semicolon, which is starting to disappear from modern writing. (Also,
> I was taught that a semicolon, when not used simply to separate two
> clauses already muddied by commas, can be generally thought of as
> shorthand for "comma-space-conjunction", and I didn't really feel that
> the sentence worked as well using any of those conjunctions.)

I noticed in the fixed text, there were no spaces around the mdash. Is that
right? Personally, I find it hard to read sentences that are squished up
like that--they seem to be hyphenated rather than separated :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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