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|0003566||Dwarf Fortress||Typos/Grammar||public||2010-11-12 16:08||2010-11-15 03:04|
|Assigned To||Toady One|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||0.31.18|
|Summary||0003566: typo in Technical manual page|
|Description||TO BACKUP SAVES:|
"BACK UP" is two words.
|Steps To Reproduce||The Manual (?) > Technical|
|Additional Information||It is spelled correctly a few lines later: "Please *DO* back up saves."|
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|Actually either back up or backup are appropriate in this context I believe.|
Phrasal verbs, such as this, are written as two words. "Backup" is the noun form.
If "backup" is a verb, does it look natural to write "backsup", "backedup", or "backingup"? Or do you say "backups", "backupped", and "backupping"? You can say either "back up the save" or "back the save up", implying it is two words. Furthermore, you can say "back it up" but not "back up it", so in some cases the words must be separated.
Finally, Toady himself also uses the two-word form, and being inconsistent is worse than being wrong.
|2010-11-12 16:08||Gorobay||New Issue|
|2010-11-12 16:57||Logical2u||Note Added: 0013726|
|2010-11-13 05:03||Gorobay||Note Added: 0013747|
|2010-11-15 03:04||Toady One||Status||new => resolved|
|2010-11-15 03:04||Toady One||Fixed in Version||=> 0.31.18|
|2010-11-15 03:04||Toady One||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2010-11-15 03:04||Toady One||Assigned To||=> Toady One|
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