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Re: Should M-SPC respect `sentence-end-double-space'?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Should M-SPC respect `sentence-end-double-space'?
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:11:11 +0900

Miles Bader writes:
 > "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:
 > >  > M-SPC is an important Emacs command,
 > >
 > > Oh, yeah, that reminds me of an occasional wish: should M-SPC respect
 > > `sentence-end-double-space'?  It currently doesn't, but it sort of
 > > feels like a filling command to me.  If this has been tried and
 > > failed, or there are strong intuitions against, I'd like to know.
 > Why should it?  It's a command for inserting a single space, not a
 > command for inserting whitespace-following-end-of-sentence...

I didn't specify a command, I specified a keystroke.

 > Anyway, if you like double-spaces (as I do), it's very convenient as-is
 > for use after a sentence:  ESC SPC SPC

My use case is in kbd macros: C-x ( C-s SPC SPC M-SPC C-x ), for example.

 > [I use this command a lot, and only occasionally does it happen to be at
 > the end of a sentence.]

Exactly!  Only occasionally would my proposal affect behavior.

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