[seqfan] Re: gentle reminder

Klaus Brockhaus klaus-brockhaus at t-online.de
Sun Mar 7 22:21:22 CET 2010

We're not going to have rules, we're having rules - for OEIS, not for outside use.

The inconsistency of "the OEIS uses U.S. spelling" and 
"a period should be followed by a space..." is an amusing 
faux pas committed by Neil. Let's adopt Zak's proposal and 
replace "U.S." with "US". Then everything is fine.

Hans Havermann schrieb:
>>> spelling: color (not colour - the OEIS uses U.S. spelling)
>> Don't you mean "U. S. spelling"?
> In case this went over people's heads, I'm referring to the  
> proposition that states:
>> spelling: J. S. Bach (not J.S. Bach - a period should be followed by  
>> a space...
> If we're going to have rules, shouldn't we practice them?
> On the other hand, I go out of my way (in my own writing) to disregard  
> some possibly well-established norms such as this. (Others are leaving  
> no space on the sides of an em-dash or putting a closing quotation  
> mark outside of the sentence period - unless the quote itself is a  
> full sentence.)

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