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On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:27 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Anon TWer <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> I asked my co-worker "one space or two after a period?" Reply: "One unless it looks funny, then use two."
> Logic says pick one and stick with it. Localization says pick one or
> suffer potential increased cost due to fuzzy matches.
The actual answer is:
- Proportionally-spaced fonts (most word processors): Use one space.
- Fixed-spaced fonts (like typewriter): Use two spaces.
This rule doesn't apply when formatting code samples. Follow the usage
practices for the language. For instance, *nix fstab configurations
require tabs, not multiple spaces. Who knew?
Make sure you ask them about their hyphenated noun cluster and serial
comma policy. That ought to be a hoot.
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