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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-21 16:13:15


Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At 08:58 AM 9/21/2003, David Abrahams wrote:
> >Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> >> How about this form (using a filesystem library example):
> >>
> >> // boost/filesystem/path.hpp
> >-----------------------------------------//
> >>
> >> // Copyright Beman Dawes 2002. Use, modification and distribution is
> >> // subject to the Boost Software License Version 1.0. (See
> accompanying
> >> // file LICENSE-1.0 or http://www.boost.org/LICENSE-1.0)
> >>
> >> // See http://www.boost.org/libs/filesystem for documentation.
> >>
> >> Is that OK?
> >
> >I like it. I still want to drop "the".
>
> Isn't it better usage to include "the"? Anybody with a degree in
> English lurking here?

I don't, but I'm stronger in English than your average engineer (not
claiming much, here) ;-)

> Unless someone comes forward with a strong
> argument, I think we should leave the "the" in.

We can leave the "the" in if there's a comma before "version", IMO.

Analogously,

    "I read it in the Oxford English Dictionary Third Edition"

doesn't scan as well as

    "I read it in the Third Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary"

or

    "I read it in the Oxford English Dictionary, Third Edition"

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Dave Abrahams
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