Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Doug
I think I'll go with Lin's wording. Thanks everyone! Doug On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 9:06 AM Lin Sims wrote: > > > This cable connects to devices that are RS-485 enabled. > ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Dennis Brunnenmeyer
Actually, all of you are wrong. This cable can likely connect to a lot of things, including RS-485 devices if it has the usual RJ-45 Ethernet plug on the business end. If so, it can easily be connected to other devices, such as standard Ethernet switches and routers, but it would not function

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Robert Lauriston
Texas Instruments uses "RS-485-compliant" in their docs, e.g.: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slla272c/slla272c.pdf ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com Visit the list's homepage at

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread quills
I would not use the second hyphen. It is questionable at best. > On Apr 29, 2019, at 08:06, Lin Sims wrote: > > This cable connects to devices that are RS-485 enabled. > >> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 7:57 AM Doug wrote: >> >> In the sentence below regarding RS-485 technology, I really don't

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Robert Lauriston
There's nothing wrong with "RS-485-compliant." The first hyphen is part of the noun "RS-485," the second forms a phrasal adjective. This isn't really grammar, it's an arbitrary punctuation rule that varies from one style guide to another. Some might use en dashes instead of hyphens. Are you sure

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Lin Sims
You're remembering it wrong. If it were all in front of the word devices, you'd need the hyphen. If you're still not comfortable, you could try: This cable connects to devices that are compliant with the RS-485 standard. It's a bit longer, but it's crystal clear. :) On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 1:36

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Doug
I can accept compliant, but since complaint modifies RS-485 (doesn't it?) then a hyphen is required linking the two. And we're back to square one. Or am I remembering my grammar wrong? On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 10:43 AM Lin Sims wrote: > I didn't look to see if RS-485 was a standard. If it is,

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Lin Sims
I didn't look to see if RS-485 was a standard. If it is, then "compliant" is definitely a better choice. On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 10:39 AM Art Campbell wrote: > Second Lin's wording, but I would use "compliant" instead of "enabled" > because "enabled" in this context is over the line into

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Art Campbell
Second Lin's wording, but I would use "compliant" instead of "enabled" because "enabled" in this context is over the line into jargon. Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson

Re: [Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Lin Sims
This cable connects to devices that are RS-485 enabled. On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 7:57 AM Doug wrote: > In the sentence below regarding RS-485 technology, I really don't want to > use consecutive hyphens. Can you suggest a decent alternative? Thanks in > advance. > > This cable connects to

[Framers] Grammar Question

2019-04-29 Thread Doug
In the sentence below regarding RS-485 technology, I really don't want to use consecutive hyphens. Can you suggest a decent alternative? Thanks in advance. This cable connects to RS-485-enabled devices. ___ This message is from the Framers mailing