From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 14:17:21 EDT
Michael Everson scripsit:
> >In the world of plain text, two spaces after a sentence-ending
> >period, exclamation mark, question mark, or other mark is actually
> >rather handy to distinguish sentence enders from the same marks used
> >in other ways, esp. periods in abbreviations.
> Fie! Fie! Unclean! Unclean!
A classic flamewar in minature between cod-Aristotelians who see a
text as nothing more than the formal cause of its rendered form, and
pseudo-Platonists who think a text has a multitude of purposes for some
of which rendering is utterly irrelevant. Personally I prefer to eschew
the problem by believing both.
-- John Cowan email@example.com http://www.reutershealth.com http://www.ccil.org/~cowan Humpty Dump Dublin squeaks through his norse Humpty Dump Dublin hath a horrible vorse But for all his kinks English / And his irismanx brogues Humpty Dump Dublin's grandada of all rogues. --Cousin James
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