Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/gen
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: source-changes
Date: 11/23/2003 03:00:15
Jason Thorpe <> wrote on Sat, 22 Nov 2003
at 23:58:58 -0800 in <>:

> >You really need to put this in our style guide (and get
> >core/technical-exec buyoff) if you want developers to
> >enforce it.
> IIRC, "new sentence, new line" has always been a requirement for *roff 
> to process text correctly.

I don't believe that is right.

"New sentence, new line" is Thomas's rule to guarantee that a double-space
appears between two adjacent sentences. You get the same effect
with two spaces after the period (which I included).