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Re: Book: split up compound words

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-10-22 01:01:42 CEST

Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2004, at 12:10 PM, Julian Foad wrote:
>> What do the book authors think of this? (I know people will say, "But
>> I think of logfile as a single word.")
>
> Actually, I prefer dumpfile, but for a different reason: My mind parses
> "dumpfile" as a noun, and, unless the surrounding context is
> *absolutely* straightforward, "dump file" is parsed as "verb, noun".

Well, did you look at the contexts? If you show me any that are not
absolutely straightforward, I am willing to revert them.

- Julian

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