[Haskell-cafe] Comments on Haskell 2010 Report

Gregory Crosswhite gcross at phys.washington.edu
Fri Jul 9 15:28:49 EDT 2010

  I don't know what the rule is, but I personally just replace "i.e." 
with "that is" and "e.g." with "for example" in my head, and then apply 
whatever punctuation makes sense with those substitutions.


On 7/9/10 12:17 PM, Sean Leather wrote:
> 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." ;)
> Sean
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