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GNU Coding Standards - Errata

From: Kyle
Subject: GNU Coding Standards - Errata
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:50:04 -0800

Regarding GNU Coding Standards last updated August 18, 2005:
(Page numbers refer to the number appearing on the top right corner of the page in the PDF version)

* Chapter 5, pg. 28 Section 5.1 first five paragraphs:

Mention is made of "column zero". According to Chapter 4, pg. 8 Section 4.3, there is no column zero because "column numbers should start from 1 at the beginning of the line." So is column zero before the beginning of the line? Consistency problem that should probably be fixed or at least commented on in the text.

* Chapter 5, pg. 34 Section 5.4 next to last paragraph:

"none of the file names would conflict the files" needs the word 'if' inserted to read:

"none of the file names would conflict IF the files"

* Chapter 5, pg. 39 Section 5.10 "Quote Characters":

I urge you to reconsider your position on this topic. Please see <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/quotes.html> for a very good explanation of why to avoid use of 0x60 for left quotes which is in direct contradiction to 5.1 which states "preferably 0x60". Please consider making the preferred method be two single quotes 0x27 or two double quotes 0x22.


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