Re: [hackers] [libgrapheme] Refactor libgrapheme.7 || Laslo Hunhold

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:29:03 +0200

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:35:17 -0400
"Greg Reagle" <> wrote:

Dear Greg,

> I think it is slightly better to leave out the comma, but it is not
> clear-cut to me.
> > s/abide/abide by/ ? Not sure, we may need some native speaker input
> > here.
> I strongly prefer abide by. I was tempted to write a message saying
> so, but I didn't want to be "pedantic". But since someone else has
> pointed it out, I agree.
> I think that "abide" without the "by" means to tolerate or endure,
> e.g. "I will not abide this foolish behavior." I think that to
> indicate following rules or keeping an agreement, use "by", e.g.
> "Please abide by our agreement" or "If you do not abide by the rules
> of the game, you will not be allowed to play".

thanks for your input! I've removed the comma and added the proposition.

With best regard

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