cvs commit: src/lib/libarchive archive_write.3
tim at kientzle.com
Mon Jul 5 13:56:26 PDT 2004
Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 06:08:32PM +0000, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> : -Note: internally, the callbacks are invoked by the compression layer.
> : +Note: Internally, the callbacks are invoked by the compression layer.
> Is it acceptable in English, to start a new sentence after a colon?
Yes, it is. A colon can be used as a "weak period"
to indicate a close relationship between two otherwise
I just skimmed a couple of grammar references I
have sitting around and found that the detailed rules
for when you capitalize after a colon are fairly subtle.
Rather than get into a pointless grammatical bikeshed,
I've reworded this to eliminate the colon entirely.
> Some statistics (excluding contrib/ and crypto/ mdoc(7) manpages):
> Regexp Count
> '^Note: [A-Z]' 20
> '^Note: [a-z]' 40
Like I said, the precise rules are subtle and
not always well-understood.
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