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Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.59c] testsuite ... 63 64 66 67 73 ... failed

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.59c] testsuite ... 63 64 66 67 73 ... failed
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 14:48:16 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 10:05:08AM -0400, Derek Price wrote:
> It depends who you listen to.  I generally go by the Fourth edition of
> Strunk & White's, "The Elements of Style", which says, yes, there should
> always be a comma before the "and" or "or" in a list longer than two
> elements.  Strunk & White is a widely accepted and oft quoted reference
> on English grammar and punctuation and has been around since 1957.

thank you for explanation.  I'm not a native speaker, and my intuition came
from my native language.  (We don't write the comme before "and" or "or" in
Czech.)  I don't want to go against the tradition.

> >Another observing: "... the arguments of XYZ commands be separated ... 
> >command."
> >I feel a bit uneasy about the repeating of the word "command".
> I don't in this context, but I like your rewording.  Briefer is usually
> better if you can encapsulate the same information.  :)

OK, I'm committig it; patch attached.


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