Re: Periods After Whole Numbers etc.

Subject: Re: Periods After Whole Numbers etc.
From: WRONECKI Frederic DG <frederic -dot- wronecki -at- FRANCETELECOM -dot- FR>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 11:46:52 +0200

Ian White wrote :

>> Programming languages often do contaminate written English. In one
>> software manual written by the creator of the program, every sentence
>> that begins with "If" contains a matching "then".

That doesn't sound absurd... It is recommended by the Information Mapping
method.
It helps the reader make a clear distinction between the condition that must
be fulfilled and the action to take.

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Frederic Wronecki
France Telecom, Paris, France
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