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Today I helped someone with a bad cURL request. They were concatenating the command from several strings, none of which had a space before/after the string.

That made me think of the space character, how it's like the concept of "zero". We used to write "scriptio continua", with no spaces or punctuation. According to Wikipedia, "Spaces were not used to separate words in Latin until roughly 600–800 AD." (the Western Roman Empire ended in 476 AD). Anentirecivilizationswordsallrunningtogether.

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