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[REBOL] English Syntax

From: jelinem1:nationwide at: 16-Aug-2000 9:38

>>The following is a literal string that contains two double quotes >> >> >> print {He said "hi".} >> He said "hi". >> > ><g>Well, to be grammatically correct, it should be: > > >> print {He said "hi."} > He said "hi." > >Sorry, can't resist a correction. As an author, editor, and publisher AND >programmer, this is one of my pet peeves. Punctuation goes inside the
>Syntax counts in English as well as REBOL. > >--Ralph >
The English language has changed its grammar rules in the past, based on popular usage. This is what makes English (American version, at least) a dynamic language as opposed to something like French which has a rigid definition which does not change. IMO the "period inside the quotes" rule will change, based on popular usage. I think the only people who write according to the current rule are authors, editors, and english professors. - Michael Jelinek