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Re: [PATCH] fix typos in ch07.xml

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-01-12 16:00:20 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> On Mon, 2004-01-12 at 00:10, Mason Thomas wrote:
>
> > log message:
> > * doc/book/book/ch07.xml: Fix typos and add placeholder for more
> > configuration option descriptions.
>
> Wow, that's a lot of typos, thanks!
>
> But I also notice that this patch changes about 20 instances of "which"
> to "that". What rule are you following? Both words sound correct to my
> ear, like it's just a stylistic choice. Is there some grammatical
> justification for the substitution? (Maybe some rule in the Chicago
> Manual of Style, or something?)

I've wondered about this, too. Here are some Google finds, though I
have no clue as to the weight one should assign to them:

   http://teenwriting.about.com/library/weekly/aa090202a.htm
   http://www.scribe.com.au/tip-w022.html
   http://www.bu.edu/historic/styleguide.html

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