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doc: add "Be direct." to the style guide

I've been doing a lot of work on-and-off to reduce unnecessary wordiness
in our docs. Codify it in the style guide.

PR-URL: #30935
Reviewed-By: David Carlier <>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <>
Reviewed-By: Trivikram Kamat <>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <>
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Trott committed Dec 13, 2019
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@@ -55,10 +55,15 @@
* OK: JavaScript, Google's V8
<!--lint disable prohibited-strings remark-lint-->
* NOT OK: Javascript, Google's v8
* Use _Node.js_ and not _Node_, _NodeJS_, or similar variants.
<!-- lint enable prohibited-strings remark-lint-->
* When referring to the executable, _`node`_ is acceptable.
* Be direct.
* OK: The return value is a string.
<!-- lint disable prohibited-strings remark-lint-->
* NOT OK: It is important to note that, in all cases, the return value will be
a string regardless.
<!-- lint enable prohibited-strings remark-lint-->
See also API documentation structure overview in [doctools README][].

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