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Re: Why backquotes in GNU documentation?

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Why backquotes in GNU documentation?
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:39:08 -0600
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Dave writes:
>       GNU `make'

> Now, I was wondering what could be the reason behind this convention.
> Why not use just straight quotes also in front of the quoted word?

It's an attempt to emulate proper left and right single quotation marks
in ASCII.  I don't like it.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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