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Re: Old-style backquotes in cc-vars.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Old-style backquotes in cc-vars.el
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 23:26:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> If I do write them, I'll be sure to contribute them. On the
>> selfish end, I've already fixed my code that needed the fixing,
>> so the motivation to write the code is not high at present.
>> >>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
Richard> It would be nice to have a couple of utility
Richard> edit functions that turns old-style backquotes to
Richard> new-style backquotes.
Richard> Would you like to write them?

>  If someone can point me to the complete definition of old and new
> style (and variants if any), I will try to develop a tool to do the
> conversion automatically. I have done a bit of parsing related work
> and feel I can do it.

I did it with a macro that did something like:

   C-u C-s ([`,address@hidden C-SPC M-x up-list RET DEL C-u C-SPC C-d C-SPC 
C-M-u C-d
   C-u C-SPC

-- Stefan

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