# Proposal: [250] Formatting: spaces in data type symbols

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## ruv [250] Formatting: spaces in data type symbolsProposal2022-08-12 15:04:29

## Author

Ruv

## Change Log

- 2022-08-12 Initial version

## Problem

In Forth-94 no data type symbol contain a space. In Forth-2012 some data type symbols contain spaces, so stack diagrams are worse read.

### Some examples

#### Forth-94

```
( i*x xt -- j*x )
( n1|u1 n2|u2 -- n3|u3 )
```

#### Forth-2012

```
( i * x xt -- j * x )
( n1 | u1 n2 | u2 -- n3 | u3 )
```

## Solution

Remove spaces from data type symbols.

## Proposal

Everywhere in the text of the standard replace `u | n`

, `u_ | n_`

, `i * x`

, `j * x`

, `k * x`

by `u|n`

, `u_|n_`

, `i*x`

, `j*x`

, `k*x`

correspondingly.