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

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-04-02 13:39:24 CEST

> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 12:39 AM

> 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 :-)

I agree, but if this is how O'Reilly wants it, so be it.

Sander

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