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Re: [PATCH] Disable electric quotes in the Emacs codebase.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Disable electric quotes in the Emacs codebase.
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:48:28 +0200

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 13:58:14 -0800
> Cc: Philipp Stephani <address@hidden>
> Philipp Stephani wrote:
> > +         (electric-quote-comment . nil)
> > +         (electric-quote-string . nil)))
> Why is this needed? Electric quote mode isn't on by default.

It would be good to hear the rationale, yes.

I can think about one: to void inserting curved quotes into Emacs
messages and doc strings.  Are there other reasons?

> I find it helpful to use electric-quote mode for some files, and if there's a 
> need to disable it it'd be better to limit it to files where it should be 
> disabled rather than have a blanket prohibition.

Maybe we should indeed do this only in Lisp and C modes.  (In Lisp we
could allow this in comments, though.)

Paul, can you tell in which files you find electric quote mode


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