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[bug #64091] doc/groff.texi: consider clarifying text about sentence spa
[bug #64091] doc/groff.texi: consider clarifying text about sentence spacing
Sat, 22 Apr 2023 16:51:23 -0400 (EDT)
Follow-up Comment #2, bug #64091 (project groff):
While I don't know of a way to collect data on this, I'd wager the number of
users who use the manual as a reference vastly outnumbers those who read it in
order. (The "info" system is especially designed for nonlinear reading.) The
writing certainly shouldn't _disregard_ the latter group, but it should
accommodate both. And I think the phrase "ordinary space characters" serves
both audiences: the novice may have no idea what other spaces there are, but
can still understand that phrase. And it's a meaningful clarification to the
more knowledgeable reader.
His second suggestion also seems a useful clarification, and the phrase "input
line" is already in use in this paragraph.
I don't have a horse in this race, but the changes don't seem like a dramatic
shift to me, more like adding a couple of clarifying adjectives where there
might be some ambiguity in the current text.
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