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Re: A simple solution to "Upcoming loss of usability ..."

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: A simple solution to "Upcoming loss of usability ..."
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:25:31 +0300
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On 06/26/2015 01:15 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:

Whatever heuristics we use are likely to be wrong for many real-world
uses in Elisp code.

font-lock rules don't have to be about heuristics. The conversion can be as straight as we want it to me.

Many uses of grave accent in Elisp strings,
characters, and comments are intended to be grave accent, not left
quote.  Similarly for apostrophe and right quote.  It's unlikely that
any easy-to-explain heuristic based on font-lock will distinguish among
the uses reliably.

It has been established already that we need an escaping syntax, too.

There was no intent to be sneaky.  I don't see how one can interpret my
remarks in any way other than saying that I would like the markup to
change eventually.

In the context of people arguing against the change, stating that "the Emacs source docstrings have largely not needed to change, and there's no need to change them right now" is, at best, irrelevant.

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