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Re: [PATCH] standards: rewrite section on quoting

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] standards: rewrite section on quoting
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:39:27 -0800
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On 12/23/11 15:18, Paul Eggert wrote:
> I'll send a gnulib patch along these lines to bug-gnulib.

For convenience I broke this patch (which uses 'single
quoting' when quoting code) into three parts.

Part 1, like Paolo's patch, affects just the program output.
It's a bit more inclusive about what constitutes "program output",
e.g., it includes M4 macros that output .h files.  It continues
to affect test cases; they're easily separable (they're near
the end of the patch).

Part 2 is everything else that I proposed earlier, namely,
patches to comments.

I'll append a Part 3, which is new and which
affects documentation (the files under doc/).

As before, the assumption is that the changes affecting files
imported from upstream will be sent upstream; we shouldn't stop
importing merely because of quoting issues or minor commentary
changes, even if the changes are rejected upstream.
I'm also assuming Paolo's patch to quotearg
and something like the proposed patch to standards.texi

The total patch is only 274 kB (smaller than my 500 kB estimate :-).
I'll send it only to bug-gnulib, so that it doesn't bog
autoconf-patches and bug-standards down over gnulib-specific changes.

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