I was researching editors and I ended up stumbling upon Spacemacs and the fact that it uses the spacebar instead of traditional modifier keys. The documentation claims that this lowers the user's risk of RSI. Okay that seems reasonably plausible I guess, but it raises the question of how do you type the space character, " " if the key has a different meaning? I don't see how you could avoid needing to do that.
Surprisingly, I am unable to find the answer in the documentation. This FAQ doesn't have the answer either. I'm guessing that it's somehow obvious if you use the program, since it's apparently not a commonly asked question, but I don't want to install the program just to find out. Hence I'm asking the question here.