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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Fix typos in Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt
    On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:45:47 +0100 Al Viro wrote:

    > On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 02:25:05AM +0400, Dmitri Vorobiev wrote:
    > > Actually, I was doubting whether the "2 spaces" thing was
    > > intentional or not. The overwhelming majority of the sentences in
    > > this document use only one space after a period, however, and this
    > > made me decide that the "2 spaces" thing had not been deliberate
    > > but just a typo.
    > >
    > > Are there any rules about using spaces after a period at the end
    > > of a sentence?
    > See Knuth (TeXbook) for the story on that...

    I googled that but I don't see the history there.

    AFAIK, 2 spaces at the end of sentences is a typewriter-ism, for easier
    visual separation of sentences.
    Probably (just guessing here) has to do with monospace fonts vs.
    (not having) proportional ones there (usually).

    [Yes, I learned to type on a manual typewriter.]

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