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Re: Odd typo in update message?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Odd typo in update message?
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:10:56 -0500 (EST)

Thomas Maier writes:
> Well-establishing this way of quoting was probably the Wrong Thing to
> do;

No, it was not.  Markus Kuhn either doesn't know or chooses to ignore
that this convention long predates things like the X Window System and
its fronts, going all the way back to the original ASCII standard (1968)
if not before.  No matter how much Unicode proponents wish for all other
coded character sets and typographic conventions to go away, that is
*not* going to happen any time soon.  Using the convention was not an
inadvertent mistake, it was a deliberate decision.

-Larry Jones

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-- Calvin's Mom

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