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bug#7524: 24.0.50; backquote converts newlines in strings to "\n"

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#7524: 24.0.50; backquote converts newlines in strings to "\n"
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:53:39 -0800

> And yes, Custom should probably try to wrap lines somehow in 
> such cases (e.g. pretty-print the sexp).

Any chance this pretty-printing will actually get done?
The utility goes well beyond `\n' in strings.

Just now I created a defcustom whose :type is
(repeat (restricted-sexp
         :tag "Keymap"
         :match-alternatives (keymapp 'nil)))

And you cannot believe how ugly such a value is, not to mention how error-prone
editing it would be!  Regardless of what one might think of trying to use a
keymap value this way, the point is that any non-trivial Lisp sexp needs to be

`restricted-sexp can be a quick-and-dirty substitute for defining the widgets
needed to get a new :type construct.  But it is rendered pretty unusable without
(at least) pretty-printing.

There are likely to be plenty of Lisp values for which pretty-printing would
help.  Any chance you will add this to the Emacs TO-DO list?

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