RE: Syntax preferences

Subject: RE: Syntax preferences
From: "Johnson, Tom" <TJohnson -at- starcutter -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 16:08:32 -0400

In a situation like this, would you use landmarks or reference points to guide a reader? Setting the camera aside and choosing an automobile instead, would you refer to the driver's/passenger side instead of left or right? Or the sparkplug closest to the fan belt instead of front or back? For rotation: the fan should rotate so the top vanes move toward the driver's side of the car?

If you're limited to text, how would you clarify directions when left/right, CW or CCW are ambiguous?

Curious how others handle situations like this,

Tom Johnson
Technical Writer
tjohnson -at- starcutter -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
Dick Margulis wrote:

The reason I bring this up is not to discuss the specifics of focusing a
camera but just to remind everyone that there are always subtleties of
language to watch out for, no matter how long we've been at this game.


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