RE: Depicting Spaces

Subject: RE: Depicting Spaces
From: "Cadorette Johanne" <johanne -dot- cadorette -at- locusdialog -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 10:36:34 -0500

What about using a vertical bar? One bar (|)could indicate a space, as


Johanne Cadorette

-----Original Message-----
From: Iggy [mailto:iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: Depicting Spaces

I would guess that an underscore would be almost as
hard to distinguish as an actual space (they run
together). Why not either a distinguishable symbol
(octothorpe?) or perhaps open and closed square
brackets per space ([]=1 space, [][]=2 spaces)?

--- "John J. Gardiner" <john -at- johngardiner -dot- com> wrote:
> I am developing docs that include examples of code.
> These code snippets
> include very important spaces among other
> characters. The number of
> successive spaces is important too. My client has
> asked that I find a means
> to indicate that a specific number spaces exist in
> the code via some sort
> of symbol, such as an underscore. So an example of
> code would look like
> this in the doc:
> codecode_code__code___
> Obviously, users would need to know that the
> underscore is not used in the
> code, but simply represents a space. Does anyone
> have any suggestions of
> how to handle this effectively in docs?

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