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Subject:Re: Numbering From:John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 25 Oct 1995 15:56:29 -0400
John Posada asks about government numbering:
> Would I have been able to put a 2.1 if I hadn't used a 2.2?
> If not, how do I do a 2.1.1 and a 2.1.2 if I hadn't used a 2.2
The basic answer to the first question is yes. That's easy for
me to say because I write to government standards. I didn't like
this style at first, but I'm accustomed to it now, and I think that
it's superior for technical work.
I identify Section 2 (for example) as 2 (or 2.0) <SECTION HEADING>,
and I have no text under this heading if I can help it. That means
that I must have a paragraph 2.1 if I want to write anything even if
I don't have a paragraph 2.2. This might conflict with what we learned
in grammer school, but I like it. It's consistent, and it complies
with the standards.
It was specificaly BECAUSE of numbering to government standards that I was told
that you cannot have a 2.1 of there is no 2.2
They never even TOUCHED on numbering when I was in grammar school...was that
part of the New Math? (ga-head..tell me you're too young to even remember the
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