Is punctuation important?

I'm not sure if it's my lack of familiarity with MARC, but there seems to be more punctuation added in the examples than I would have expected. Obviously "cm" shouldn't be "cm." but does other terminal punctuation matter, or is that just dependent on the system in use?

From: Helen Williams [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 24 October 2012 11:18
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Subject: [CIG-E-FORUM] Record 3 discussion

Let’s open discussion of record 3

A couple of things to start us off:

We’ve got some different relationship designators for Ross Spencer, and variations in whether we’ve just used Facet Publishing or the whole publishing statement…


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