[svnbook commit] r3043 - trunk/src/en

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at red-bean.com
Fri May 2 10:44:56 CDT 2008

On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com> wrote:
> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Maybe I'm misreading the proofreading marks?  I keep seeing --foo (-f)
> > with each parenthesis circled and marked 'cw'. I assumed  that this
> > meant to just glom the whole thing into fixed width, but maybe the
> > intent was to just glom the parens inside of the markeup?
> >
> > -Fitz, clearly confused.
> >
>  Where are you seeing this?  What page of the copyedits can I refer to?
> Most of the spots you changed in chapter 2 appear unmarked in my copy of
> those pages, and in fact on pages 38 and 39 I can see that your editor
> marked up the spaces in "--revision (-r)", "--change (-c)", and "--verbose
> (-v)" with the "(rom)" marking -- pointing out that at least the space
> character is not part of the option (and should be rendered in the normal
> roman font).  The parentheses are no more a part of the option than the
> space is, so it seems quite wrong to demand that those be marked up as such.
>  Oh!  I see, now!  You were making tweaks in chapter 2 based on markings in
> chapter 9!
>  I'll ask O'Reilly what convention they want:
>    <option>--long-opt</option> (<option>-l</option>)   # markup-correct
>    <option>--long-opt</option> <option>(-l)</option>   # looks best
>    <option>--long-opt (-l)</option>                    # simplest markup

I agree--let's just ask.



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