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In computing, whitespace is a sequence of characters which do not display themselves, but determine where the text that follows is displayed: spaces, line breaks and tabs.

Most languages ignore whitespace (HTML turns it into a single space) and this means it can be used to make code clearer. Lines are often indented to show they are part of a block, for example an if statement or a loop.

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Thomas a Kempis

... 545 Latin and about 900 French editions. Originally written in Latin, a French translation was made as early as 1447, which still remains in manuscript. The ...

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