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Re: Odd typo in update message?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Odd typo in update message?
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:31:46 -0500 (EST)

Mark E. Hamilton writes:
> Is this in fact a typo, or is there some other meaning/use for this 
> `name' pattern?

It's a well-established way of simulating ``real'' (typesetting) quote
marks using only standard ASCII characters.  In fact, the original ASCII
standard even named the two characters LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK and
RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK in addition to their other names.  Many
fonts display them symmetrically, but alas many do not.  CVS has used
the convention inconsistently in its messages, I believe Derek has made
a concerted effort recently to use them more consistently.

-Larry Jones

I keep forgetting that rules are only for little nice people. -- Calvin

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