Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/mklocale
To: Jay Nelson <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/05/2003 17:09:23
In message <20030505210424.GB62309@jnelson.aus-ofc.newsstand.com>, Jay Nelson w
>On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 09:23:11PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>> On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 08:23:47PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
>> > > } Log Message:
>> > > } "a, b, and c" instead of "a, b and c".
>> > >
>> > > I know I've probably been a pain with questioning some of your
>> > > changes, so I just wanted to say that this time I'm agreeing with you.
>> > > It seems that most people don't put the "," before "and", but I always
>> > > do, and I think it is important to do so for the sake of clarity.
>> > But the correct English is 'a, b and c'.....
>> Says who?
Styles change. The copy editor for the second edition of "Firewalls
and Internet Security" wanted us to include the comma:
a, b, and c
in such constructs. I forget, offhand, which style guide was deemed
authoritative by Addison-Wesley, but if anyone cares I can look it up...