Hyphenation

Subject: Hyphenation
From: Dominick Deflorio <DDeflorio -at- DATAWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 14:44:00 -0400

Is there a simple rule of thumb when hyphenating two words? Does a
hyphen apply when the words mean something different when expressed
together than when expressed separately?

For example:
back-reference
backreference
back reference

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