[vbox-dev] Double space after a period; needs update to 21st century standards...

Kalogrianitis Socratis socratisk at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 01:16:21 UTC 2017


To Whom It May Concern:

If you are the developer that has been modifying _really recently_ the source files, mainly the license text (example: https://www.virtualbox.org/changeset/69279/vbox), so as to introduce two (2) spaces (" ") after a period (".") at the end of a sentence (what was wrong with one?):

* You need to get rid of your typewriter and get something more modern, like a computer (the machine that goes "Ping!").

* Please let me be one of the first ones to welcome you to the 21st century!!! ;)

From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_spacing):
> With the introduction of the typewriter in the late 19th century, typists used two spaces between sentences to mimic the style used by traditional typesetters.[5] While wide sentence spacing was phased out in the printing industry in the mid-20th century, the practice continued on typewriters[6] and later on computers.[7] ... From around 1950, single sentence spacing became standard in books, magazines and newspapers,[10] and the majority of style guides that use a Latin-derived alphabet as a language base now prescribe or recommend the use of a single space after the concluding punctuation of a sentence.[11]



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