Assorted spelling fixes.
jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 22:07:10 CDT 2011
On 8/3/11 4:23 PM, Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2011, Frédéric Delanoy wrote:
>>> -rem Removing non-existent directory
>>> +rem Removing nonexistent directory
>> There is apparently no hard rule on the usage of hypens between 'non'
>> and a subsequent adjective, but I've seen lots of "non-" (sometimes
>> even "non ") so I wouldn't call that a spelling error.
>> Furthermore, the "non-" form is more readable IMHO
> My paper dictionary lists a number of 'non-xxx' and 'nonxxx' words. It
> has 'nonexistent' and not 'non-existent'. The Merriam-Webster also
> prefers 'nonexistent'.
> Mozilla did a pass through their code replacing 'onn-existent' with
> However I'll acknowledge that a number of other online dictionaries
> seem to accept both forms. Maybe the explanation is in the Cambridge
> Dictionaries; they have 'non-existent' in the British dictionary and
> 'nonexistent' in the US one.
> Overall 'nonexistent' seemed better referenced in the dictionaries and
> more 'legitimate'. But I can leave either form as is if that's
I always thought that it was hyphenated. Ran the word through the spell
checker on MS Word this afternoon and both spellings were accepted.
Alexandre will have to be the final say so on this as both spellings are
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