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Re: [Nmh-workers] message rewrite/fix up

From: Joel Uckelman
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] message rewrite/fix up
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:17:32 -0700

Thus spake address@hidden:
> > That was a copy and paste from one of the four other man
> > pages that has "thru".  I'll change them all to "to", though
> > my American English upbringing might suggest "through".
> My Pedantic English upbringing points out that "this to that"
> isn't clear about whether the endpoints are included, but "this
> through that" includes the endpoints.  (Mathematicians, the ultimate
> pendants, refer to the distinction as open or closed intervals).

Speaking as a logician (and logicians are the mathematician's pedants),
"this to that" is a half-open interval. :)

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