On Mon, 5 Sep 2016, Sandra Loosemore wrote:
>> I noticed you changed return-value and return-type to their
>> variants without a dash. Would it make sense to add the
>> following to https://gcc.gnu.org/codingconventions.html#Spelling ?
> Perhaps add here that "return type" and "return value" are nouns. It
> would be correct to hyphenate them if they were used as adjective
> phrases immediately before a noun (although I'm having trouble coming
> up with an example of such usage that would make any sense).
Thanks, Sandra. I have committed the updated patch below which
makes this explicit.
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/codingconventions.html,v
retrieving revision 1.76
diff -u -r1.76 codingconventions.html
--- codingconventions.html 16 Aug 2016 09:24:33 -0000 1.76
+++ codingconventions.html 18 Sep 2016 13:49:47 -0000
@@ -457,6 +457,11 @@
+ <td>"return type" (noun), "return value" (noun)</td>
+ <td>"return-type", "return-value"</td>
<td>"run time" (noun), "run-time" (adjective);
the time at which the program is run</td>