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Re: [PATCH] Identify dependencies of dependencies in INSTALL

From: Alan Shutko <ats_at_acm.org>
Date: 2002-02-15 19:39:23 CET

cmpilato@collab.net writes:

> Bruce Atherton <bruce@callenish.com> writes:
>> At 11:11 AM 2/15/2002 -0600, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
>> >A note, though, Bruce. As if there aren't enough things to remember
>> >when trying to maintain consistency while editing, please additionally
>> >note that files like INSTALL use two spaces between the end of a
>> >sentence and the beginning of the next.


>> Perhaps it should be added to HACKING? Is that rule consistent
>> across all documentation, including comments, log messages, etc?
> Hmm...without trying to sound like a big meany, I think that rule is
> written in every American English grammar book currently in print.

Doubtful, because it's not a grammar rule, it's typographical, and in
fact it's not a rule in real typography, but a convention used in
typewritten manuscripts in the US (maybe in some other countries too,
but not all). Which are quite similar to monospaced text files, so if
one wants to use the rule that's ok, but it's not universal.

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
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