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On 8/21/13 3:26 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

For example i tend to double-space at the end of sentences but if i was
forced to do that
> and given no choice then i would resent it deeply. When i get on my bike to go home from > work i could always turn left to go out across the fields and down to the river and maybe a > pub and i quite fancy doing that but somehow almost always turn right and go home. If i > was forced to always do one or the other i would resent it. It's having the choice that is > important. LaTeX deals with some of these issues but by doing so it restricts people's
> possible choices.

Hi, Tom,

Unfortunately, your analogy doesn't work, in this case.

When you go riding through the fields, you are really not affecting nor interacting with anyone.

But, with writing, you are attempting to communicate with one or more individuals. If everyone does something different, how is the reader supposed accurately know what you are attempting to say/communicate?

Whether or not there's two spaces at the end of the sentence doesn't make a lot of difference in that communication, IMO. But, I think it does effect the ease with which an individual can read the written word.


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