Hammering on about Paragraphs
katir at hindu.org
Mon Dec 22 18:28:42 EST 2008
J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>> Back to my "Applescript in a Nutshell" (which is an endlessly tedious
>> page 430:
>> "A paragraph object is a chunk of text that is terminated by a new
>> line or paragraph character."
>> Can anybody tell me what a 'paragraph character" would be?
> In Rev, as I mentioned, it's a carriage return. Ditto for all word
> processing apps.
This is Option-7 on the Mac -- it is a character that indicates a
paragraph break without any new line. The typographical convention is
that this character is preceeded by a space, but is not followed by one.
thus prepending it to the new paragraph as a starting character....
Substitute option-7 for dollar sign in the 4 paragraphs below.
------ (way OT) ----
The moles were working late into the night. Their top engineers were
blindly building mountains of compost, heaps of much-maligned form over
function. $Young apprentice mole-engineers, who still had eyes, did
careful analyses and reported that this compost had no nutritive value
for the seeds and saplings planted by the mole-creatives in the next
cavern (for which garden the compost was intended) were told to shut up,
had their eyes removed and were banished for 72 hours to solitary
confinement. $Over time the young engineers learned to help shovel that
stuff without a murmur of protest, until one day, they too became stern
task masters and proud supervisers in the realm of the mountains of form
over function. $Meanwhile a wise old mole who had been observing
silently all the while, climbed up a ladder he had built for himself
decades ago, to do what moles never do--sun himself topside on the lawn.
As he chewed a blade of grass and rolled over on his belly to tan his
buns, he thought, "Ahh, if they just would try out my ladder, to come up
here and relax, they would all understand the correct unity of form and
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