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

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Upcoming loss of usability of Emacs source files and Emacs.
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:52:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Good point.  Instead they use some kind of escaping convention so as
>>> to avoid ambiguity.  We could try that.
>> Could you maybe retract your support for using curlies in Elisp
>> source code, then?
> I don't have a strong opinion on the markup used in the source code,
> as long as we resolve the currently existing ambiguity (and as long as
> we can render the result with symmetric quotes).

After this discussion, I'm now pretty much indifferent on these changes
and if they should apply to display only or also to actual source code.
But if the main problem with `foo' is its ambiguity, and ‘foo’ is still
ambiguous (but less so), why not use something which is even less

For example, I've seen uses of ⸢foo⸥ for marking up source code
snippets.  That seems pretty unambiguous (although you can never be
sure), and as long you can type it easily and display it however suits
you best, it's as good as anything else.


BTW: On a related note: I don't get why *Help* buffers display quotes at
all when they are already displayed with a face that makes them
distinguishable from "normal" text and are clickable.

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