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[ddlm-group] Space as a list item separator

Dear All: looking over the list I posted previously of items left to resolve, I see only one serious one outstanding: whether or not to allow space as a separator between list items.  Nick has stated:

" I will propose it has to be a comma, but make the coercion rule that space
separated values in a list-type object be coerced into comma separated
values. That is, read spaces as you want, but don't encourage them."

I would like to counter-propose, as Joe did originally, that whitespace be elevated to equal status with comma as a valid list separator.  I see no downside to this.  Would anyone else like to speak to this issue before we vote?  In particular, I would be interested to hear why Nick doesn't want to encourage spaces.

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