[Python-Dev] Two spaces or one?

Pete Forman pete.forman at westerngeco.com
Thu Jul 26 14:20:57 CEST 2007

The term "French Spacing" is used for two spaces after a period ending
a sentence, for those wishing to do more research.  I have not found
any authoritative answer.  The balance has been towards two spaces
when using a monospaced font.

That points towards a way forward.  Why do programming languages
continue to assume use of a monospaced font?  It was natural when we
used punch cards and line printers, but now?  Python relies on the
indentation but could be flexible about other textual attributes.
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