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Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Nov 14 11:56:10 CET 2011

Chris Travers wrote:
> One other thought occurs to me.
> Typically in a TeX document, whitespace is not semantic.  In other
> words, spaces, tabs, and carriage returns are not differentiated.  If
> we are so keen on supporting a few special whitespace characters, why
> not also support tabs and make carriage returns, you know, actually
> break lines?

It is necessary to be a /little/ careful here,
in that a certain degree of LWSP processing takes
place /before/ things reach TeX's mouth.  And, of
course, \obeylines exists in order to provide a
simple way for the user to handle ends-of-line

Philip Taylor

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