Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM.


on addPeriodToSentence (s) {
		<<2/23/11; 10:50:17 PM by DW
			<<Don't add a period at the end of the sentence if there is already one there.
		<<5/20/10; 8:13:24 AM by DW
			<<Ending with a punctuation mark is not the right test -- a sentence that ends with a right-square-bracket still needs a period. So we narrow the test to a small set of characters.
		<<5/20/10; 7:01:54 AM by DW
			<<Created. It looks stupid to add a period at the end of a sentence that already ends with a punctuation mark. So we only add one if the last character is not a punctuation mark.
	local (sizes, ch);
	s = string.trimwhitespace (s);
	sizes = sizeof (s);
	if sizes > 0 {
		ch = s [sizes];
		if (ch != '!') and (ch != '?') and (ch != '.') {
			s = s + ". "}
		else {
			s = s + " "}};
	return (s)}
<<bundle //test code
	<<dialog.alert (addPeriodToSentence ("Oh the buzzing of the bees"))
	<<dialog.alert (addPeriodToSentence ("Oh the buzzing of the bees!"))
	<<dialog.alert (addPeriodToSentence ("Oh the buzzing of the bees]"))

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