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On 8/5/06, Matthew Smillie <M.B.Smillie / sms.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> On Aug 5, 2006, at 7:40, William James wrote:
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> > James Edward Gray, Jr., wrote:
> >> On Aug 4, 2006, at 8:20 AM, Mike Harris wrote:
> >>
> >>> It would be nice if you could assume two spaces after a end of
> >>> sentence with puncuation.  Generally I think that's correct
> >>> grammar, although my grammar stinks so I could easily be wrong.  If
> >>> you have to get into parsing incorrect grammar it becomes much more
> >>> difficult.
> >>
> >> Actually, that's an old typographical convention that we can't seem
> >> to shake.
> >
> > What sort of perversion would make anyone want to shake
> > an old convention that is useful?
>
> I would consider it a vast personal favour if we didn't have to re-
> hash this never-ending argument in the quiz thread.  A quick poke
> around Google should familiarise anyone who's interested with the
> basic propositions for and against using two spaces at the end of a
> sentence, wikipedia makes a decent start.
>
> matthew smillie.
>
>
*You* talking Wikipedia, see I have memories like an elephant ;)
Cheers
Robert
Thaught I add some useful stuff to this interesting thread

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