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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003566Dwarf FortressTypos/Grammarpublic2010-11-12 16:082010-11-15 03:04
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.17 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.31.18 
Summary0003566: typo in Technical manual page

"BACK UP" is two words.
Steps To ReproduceThe Manual (?) > Technical
Additional InformationIt is spelled correctly a few lines later: "Please *DO* back up saves."
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Logical2u (manager)
2010-11-12 16:57

Actually either back up or backup are appropriate in this context I believe.
Gorobay (reporter)
2010-11-13 05:03

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.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
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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