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Re: [PATCH] Identify dependencies of dependencies in INSTALL

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-15 19:46:39 CET

Bruce Atherton <bruce@callenish.com> writes:

> At 12:24 PM 2/15/2002 -0600, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> >Hmm...without trying to sound like a big meany, I think that rule is
> >written in every American English grammar book currently in print.
> <*Sniff*> Oh, that's ok. I'll get over it. Eventually.
> Seriously, it used to be the standard but has long since been supplanted
> with a single period, thanks in large part to proportionally-spaced fonts.
> In fact, if your HTML has two spaces after a period it will still be shown
> as a single space by any browser (as a "feature" of HTML parsing). I know
> that I have become habituated to putting in only one space.
> However, since plain text files are almost certainly displayed fixed width,
> it makes a lot of sense to go back to that old standard for all our
> documentation. How many use a text editor with a proportionally spaced
> font? Or an xterm? So the rule makes sense, but I don't think you could say
> it was obvious. Not to me, anyway.

You're absoletely right. Apologies where required/requested and all
that stuff. :-)

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