RE: Need help with a pompous engineer

Subject: RE: Need help with a pompous engineer
From: "Beilby, Margaret" <MBeilby -at- ebuilt -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 13:10:56 -0800

<<I looked in several online dictionaries, renotification was nowhere to be
seen.>>

>From Read Me First: A Style Guide for the Computer Industry, pages 79-80:

"Because the computer industry has developed unique terminology, the use of
hyphens has become troublesome. Computer documents are often littered with
unnecessary hyphens. . . apply this general rule: Hyphenate a multiword
expression when used as a modifier; do not hyphenate the expression when
used as a verb or noun."

Hope this helps.

Margaret


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