# Space after footnote / thanks inside author

If I type:

``````author{Alphathanks{} and Betathanks{}}
``````

then it is typeset as “Alpha*and Beta*” instead of “Alpha* and Beta*” as I would expect (i.e. there is no space after the first footnote mark). This does not happen outside `author`. The obvious alternative to try:

``````author{Alphathanks{} and Betathanks{}}
``````

does not help. I can make the desired “Alpha* and Beta*” by resorting to:

``````author{Alphathanks{}  and Betathanks{}}
``````

but this seems somewhat silly (and makes me worry that on another tex installation it might actually insert two spaces) Since `thanks` is clearly intended to be used like this inside `author`, I feel like I must be missing something about the intended invocation. How am I supposed to use `thanks` so that the spacing is correct?