Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ps
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 04/24/2002 04:48:05
On Aug 9, 11:32pm, Geoff Wing wrote:
} Thomas Klausner <firstname.lastname@example.org> typed:
} : Module Name: basesrc
} : Committed By: wiz
} : Date: Wed Apr 24 08:58:34 UTC 2002
} : Modified Files:
} : basesrc/bin/ps: ps.1
} : Log Message:
} : "a, b, c, and d", not "a, b, c and d".
} I don't know how to put this politely, but is this just a wank or what?
} I've been using English v7.2 for decades. Why did we need this upgrade
} to Englysh v8.0?
Because it provides for additional clarity. Without the "extra"
comma, you can't determine if "c and d" is to be treated as a single
entity or two seperate entities. If you consistently use commas to
seperate items in a list, then it is explicit how "c" and "d" are to be
treated. Of course, whether or not you use the "extra" comma depends
on who taught you English and when. I always use it for the reason of
}-- End of excerpt from Geoff Wing