[Python-Dev] textwrap.py

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Fri, 7 Jun 2002 20:27:14 +0200

Guido wrote:

> It also appears right that (human) typsetters did stretch the space
> between sentences more than the space between words when stretching a
> line to right-justify it.  In order to do that with a computer
> typesetting program, and to avoid it assuming a sentence ends after
> other use of periods (e.g. in "Mr. Lundh"), you have to tell it where
> the sentences end.  Double spacing is a convenient convention for
> that.

or you could use non-breaking spaces...