[Python-Dev] textwrap.py

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 11:00:46 -0400

> It doesn't matter if it "makes sense"[1]! It's a widely known rule
> that some people still insist upon.  I don't see anyone arguing you
> should adopt the convention, just that people who follow the
> convention should see it respected.

True, but then there needs to be a way to enable/disable it, since
even if you never use two spaces after a period, the rule can still
generate them for you in the output: when an input sentence ends at
the end of a line but the output sentence doesn't, the rule will
translate the newline into two spaces instead of one.

I vote to have it off by default.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)