"up-to-date" vs. "up to date"
- Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:34:16 -0400
- From: Jeffrey Manian <jeffrey.manian@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: "up-to-date" vs. "up to date"
Hello git community,
This is about an issue of language style and punctuation, not anything
functional. Apologies in advance if I've brought this to the wrong
There are a bunch of situations in which git will print a message like
"Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'" or "Already
In many of these cases, including the two examples I just gave, "up to
date" should not be hyphenated --- at least according to most (if not
all) English-language style guides.
Here are a couple posts in support of that, which also explain when it
should and should not be hyphenated:
And the Chromium community dealing with the same issue:
I thought about submitting a patch, but I started looking through the
source code and found that "up-to-date" appears 61 times. So before I
get into that I thought I would check with the community to see if
this is something that's already been debated and decided.
Awaiting your thoughts,