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Subject:RE: Capitalization - current trends? From:"LeVie, Donald S" <donald -dot- s -dot- levie -at- intel -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:37:03 -0800
In the microprocessor world, I use initial caps on words to help the reader
differentiate between noun and verb forms of the same word. It helps the
reader discern the context as they read instead of forcing them to reread a
sentence to understand the relationships.
For example, a device can read or write bits to a register, but there are
also Read and Write operations, shortened to something like..."when the
thingamajig performs a Read to the BFD register..." Until the rules about
initial caps for peripherals, operations, and other variables get written
into the next version of the style guide, I provide SME authors with a style
sheet for their sections after a first-draft edit.
Donn Le Vie
Network Communications Group
Wireless Communications and Computing Group
IPCC 01, the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference,
October 24-27, 2001 at historic La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 15. http://ieeepcs.org/2001/
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