[Haskell-cafe] Comments on Haskell 2010 Report

Sean Leather leather at cs.uu.nl
Fri Jul 9 15:17:25 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 18:35, Steve Schafer wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:14:31 +0200, Sean Leather wrote:
> >One of the "nice" things about English is that there is often never an
> >"always." See http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ie-eg-oh-my.aspx for a
> >discussion.
> Well, that page pretty much confirms what I said. In AMERICAN English,
> they're always followed by commas. The two sources mentioned on that
> page that suggest omitting the commas (Fowler's and Oxrford) are both
> based on UK English.

And yet most of the other manuals describe the rule as "usually," "
preferable/optional," and "makes good sense." That refutes your claim
that "they're
always followed by commas." ;)

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