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[bug #52374] src: Migrate diagnostic messages away from `quotes like thi
G. Branden Robinson
[bug #52374] src: Migrate diagnostic messages away from `quotes like this'
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 07:01:27 -0500 (EST)
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Summary: src: Migrate diagnostic messages away from `quotes
Project: GNU troff
Submitted by: gbranden
Submitted on: Thu 09 Nov 2017 12:01:26 PM UTC
Severity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Wishlist
Status: In Progress
Assigned to: gbranden
Discussion Lock: Any
Planned Release: None
Recently (and at long last) GNU tools have begun migrating away from using
grave accents and apostrophes as if they were mirror-symmetrical quotation
For example, GNU diff has stayed within ASCII and simple uses "straight"
single quotes (apostrophes) to mark literals within diagnostics:
diff: missing operand after 'nonexistent'
diff: Try 'diff --help' for more information.
GCC has gone even further and uses actual Unicode quotation marks.
src/devices/grolbp/lbp.cpp: In member function ‘void
src/devices/grolbp/lbp.cpp:390:5: warning: this ‘else’ clause does not
src/devices/grolbp/lbp.cpp:393:7: note: ...this statement, but the latter is
misleadingly indented as if it is guarded by the ‘else’
fill_mode = mode;
As groff does not appear to be internationalized, and local detection and
message catalogs would be necessary to quote in the GCC style, I propose to
follow GNU diff's example.
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