Re: new draft release announcement
On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 12:44:36PM +1200, Nick Phillips wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 03:44:46PM -0400, Clint Adams wrote:
> > > At the risk of becoming a Monty Python sketch:
> > >
> > > Yes, it is.
> > Only in the sense that the latest release of Debian GNU/Linux, version
> > 3.0, is also the first release of Debian GNU/Linux, version 3.0.
> OK. compromise - how about a semicolon?
That's definitely wrong; "version 3.0" is not an independent clause an
so cannot stand alone after a semicolon. (See the preceding sentence for
an example of proper semicolon usage. See this sentence for an example
of a self-referential sentence. See
http://www.triplette.com/by_david_moser.htm for many more.)
As for the colon: it is correct but too emphatic.
As for the comma, it can be interpreted either Steve Greenland's way or
Clint Adams's way while still remaining correct.
As for the em-dash --- well, enough said. :-)
- Jimmy Kaplowitz
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