Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/gen
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: source-changes
Date: 11/23/2003 21:18:20
On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 03:00:15AM -0500, John Hawkinson wrote:
> "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).

The rationale is that for people rarely writing mdoc stuff, it's
easier to remember to begin a new sentence on a new line than to
remember to put two spaces after a dot if it's supposed to end a
sentence, and only one if it's an abbreviation.

There are quite a number of those, and it's not more work for people
who do more work on man pages.