in reply to Re: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
in thread For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business

The only   thing you missed is the.. blepharitic.. practice of sprinkling     throughout your text so that the   random and.. bizarre.. punctuation has “random and bizarre” spacing to keep it.. (Hint: wait for it) company   .


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Re^3: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
by ruzam (Curate) on Mar 21, 2013 at 04:08 UTC

    Dang it!     And     I   tried so hard     to get it just right :)

Re^3: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:08 UTC

    The only thing you missed is the.. blepharitic.. practice of sprinkling   throughout your text
    No. He further missed the “‘sundialsvc4-parting-saying’ with gratuitous stylistic device”    ...    canonically used to close a post. For example:   Just askin’    “Schweet!”     “Priceless™ ...”  

      Trouble is; now he thinks he's got a fan club!

      Next he'll be offering classes and publishing a style guide.

Re^3: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
by graff (Chancellor) on Mar 23, 2013 at 07:42 UTC
    Actually, I get the impression from the OP that sundialsvc4 is using something that automatically transforms two (or more?) consecutive spaces into a single space followed by one (or more?) &nbsp; (it must be automatic, because doing it manually is too painful to contemplate). And I wouldn't be surprised if the same mechanism does something about changing line breaks into <p> tags.

    I'll just mention that when editing human-readable text in emacs (as I often do when documenting the code I write), I've developed a habit of putting two spaces (not one) between a period and the next word, because if I don't do that, emacs' line-wrap strategy won't allow a line break after that period. It's weird, but there is a traditional "rule of style", dating back to the days of typewriters and fixed-width-font printers, that mandated two spaces at every sentence boundary inside a paragraph.

    (Who remembers that cover art for an issue of the Perl Journal, showing the start of a perl installation log on an Underwood typewriter? That one was my all-time favorite.)

      You can set sentence-end-double-space to nil to make Emacs forget about double spaces (but using M-a and M-e then gets a bit less convenient because they stop at every period, even after an abbreviation).
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      > I've developed a habit of putting two spaces (not one) between a period and the next word, because if I don't do that, emacs' line-wrap strategy won't allow a line break after that period.

      Wow, I didn't expect to learn something so valuable in this thread!

      Thanks a lot! =)

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)