[vbox-dev] Double space after a period; needs update to 21st century standards...
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. While wide sentence spacing was phased out in the printing industry in the mid-20th century, the practice continued on typewriters and later on computers. ... From around 1950, single sentence spacing became standard in books, magazines and newspapers, 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.
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