Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement)

Subject: Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement)
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:58:02 -0700

I may have a prejudice against hyphens. I would not hyphenate open ended.

The rule I was referring to requires a hyphen when a compound modifier
starts with a noun and precedes the modified word. ...RM

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com> wrote:

> Not sure what "rules" you're referring to. In this
> case, "open" isn't part of a string of adjectives
> ("the open glass door") but rather is part of a
> compound modifier. I'd also hyphenate other
> compounds with "open" such as "open-ended question."

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Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- pacbell -dot- net>
Berkeley, California
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References:
When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Edgar D' Souza
Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Janice Gelb
Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Richard Mateosian
Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Janice Gelb

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