[Python-Dev] Two spaces or one?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jul 24 14:51:33 CEST 2007


On Tue, Jul 24, 2007, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>
> I'm with Barry.  I still use Emacs.  Emacs's paragraph filling algorithm,
> whether invoked explicitly via M-q or implicitly via auto-wrap mode,
> distinguishes the usage of periods based on the number of spaces following
> them.  Two or more spaces are used to separate sentences.  One space (for
> example, G. D. Montanaro) following a period is considered a non-breakable
> space.

There's no need to invoke Emacs to argue for the superiority of two
spaces after each sentence, according to this vi user.
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