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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 12:23:58 +0900

Paul Pogonyshev writes:

 > Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
 >  > Richard Stallman 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.
 > FWIW, I use this command editing program code, not text, so for
 > me such respecting would be annoying.

The only contexts I thought of where this might be a problem would be
Lisp cons literals and the C trinary operator, and maybe the C member
operator.  In all cases handling this smoothly would involve a change
to the end of sentence recognition to require non-whitespace before
the full stop.  I have never seen people use styles like

'(car. cdr)             ;; not a dotted list in Emacs Lisp, anyway
x = bool? val1: val2;
aggregate. member = x;

so I don't think it would be a problem in practice.

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