WhitespaceFor information on the programming language Whitespace, see Whitespace programming language.
In computer science
, a whitespace
(or a whitespace character
) is any character which does not display itself but does take up space. For example, the character symbol
" ", which is a blank space
. Whitespaces are generated by the space bar or the tab key
; depending on context, a line-break generated by the return
or enter key may be considered whitespace as well.
Whitespace can also refer to a series of whitespace characters. Within computer code, the size of whitespace is generally ignored by free-form languages.