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Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.

From: Oleh Krehel
Subject: Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:46:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> My view is that the curly quotes should not replace 0x60 and 0x27 in our
> sources, but that the option to display them as curly quotes should be
> made available to those that want it.

I completely agree. I often search sources using "`" and "'" in a
regex. Now it's hard to type that in.

Additionally, I actually like to see "`" and "'" displayed. So if there
was an option to turn off "‘" visually, I would do it in my config.

Currently, there are only 253 lines matching "‘", but they are already
touching some files that I care about. And more are to come, since even
the style guide was changed:

     ;;* When a documentation string refers to a Lisp symbol, write it as
     ;;  it would be printed (which usually means in lower case), with
     ;;  single-quotes around it.  For example: ‘lambda’.  There are two
     ;;  exceptions: write t and nil without single-quotes.  (For
     ;;  compatibility with an older Emacs style, quoting with ` and '
     ;;  also works, e.g., `lambda' is treated like ‘lambda’.)


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