[kde-doc-english]Re: Fwd: "filename" or "file name"

Rob Kaper cap at capsi.com
Tue Aug 12 14:00:55 BST 2003

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:38:43PM +0200, Stephan Binner wrote:
> Only in Rob's own little world perhaps, elsewhere "filename" is the standard:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/glossary98/html/_gloss_glossary_f.asp?frame=true
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AquaHIGuidelines/AppBTerms/index.html

I never mentioned standards, just that "file name" is correct and "filename"
is not. There isn't really a consistent rule on compounds in english, but it
seems to be appropriate to apply the rule "if there's no confusion, don't
hyphenate or join". Thus "home run", but "greenhouse" (as opposed to a green
house). And file name.


PS: Elsewhere, proprietary licenses are the standard. Let's stop the
"Microsoft is doing it, so must we" arguments?
Rob Kaper     | "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
cap at capsi.com | temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
www.capsi.com | - Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
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