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From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED doc update
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 16:55:12 +0200
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>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

 Akim> Le 29 avr. 05, à 15:37, Stepan Kasal a écrit :

 >>> I just don't understand the reason against telling users to quote
 >>> every
 >>> argument at least once.

 Akim> Same here: that is a simple rule, and simple rules are better than
 Akim> rules sparing a couple of key strokes.

Seconded.  I think people have been discussing two different
things in this thread:

 1. the explanation of M4 quoting rules and where quotes are needed or not

 2. the style used in the manual

I think it's good to have an accurate doc for #1, but that the
manual style should be easier to learn from example : quoting
each argument once, even when simple.

People do not read the manual linearly, so they may miss #1.
However they will see random examples in the manual, and infer
quoting rules from these.  I think it is better if people get
the false impression that each argument must be quoted, rather
than thinking quoting does not matter or whatever else.

(And no, I'm not volunteering either.)
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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