Re: Where to line=break a slash?

Subject: Re: Where to line=break a slash?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC" <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- Robins -dot- af -dot- mil>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:42:18 -0400

Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC wrote:

> Which of the following would be correct - and why?
> Doo-Wa-Diddy/Diddy-Dum
> /Diddy-Doo
> --OR-
> Doo-Wa-Diddy/Diddy-Dum/
> Diddy-Doo

Both are wrong. Both break the pathname. Your best bet is to include an
explanatory note, viz.:

"Because our corporate documentation standards provide insufficient
space to show the full pathname on one line, it is shown on two lines.
Enter it all on one line, and please tell our company president that you
would like a larger documentation format or shorter pathnames."

Oops, you're Air Force, and the standards all come from somewhere
inaccessible even to generals.

Hmmm. Perhaps you'd best leave out the editorializing altogether.

Oh, and I'm nearly certain that there is a mil spec somewhere that
covers the situation. You just haven't found it.

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Where to line=break a slash?: From: Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC

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