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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.3.0-rc3 - some manual issues.
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:34:03 +0100
On 05/01/2015 14:40, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
In section 4.7, paragraph before the last, there is a punctuation typo
(swapped full-stop and closing parenthesis):
(For these two functions, Lua will not call the continuation in case of
errors, because they do not handle errors*.)*
We always use the stop inside the parentheses when the whole sentence
is inside the parentheses. This seems to be a common rule. (As someone
wrote in stack exchange, if we removed the parenthetical portion the
text should still be correct.)
Yes, I stand corrected.
Upon further reading, I was going to signal further instances of this
"problem" but it seemed too widespread in the manual to be due to typos,
so I double checked from some English grammar sources (see below).
It seems that there are two styles of using parentheses, the one I was
proposing, which is identical to the Italian style, and then the "entire
sentence between parentheses", which I was unaware of. I checked only
superficially, but this latter seems not to be used in Italian, and I
never saw it in practice. I was sure that the rules were the same in
English and Italian.
You always learn something! :-)