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Re: character syntax fixes needed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: character syntax fixes needed
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:19:51 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> Maybe a workaround is to give them "generic string fence" syntax (aka "|")?
> [That hasn't got to me.]
>> It seems to be a good idea.  Are there any objection?

> That isn't correct.  There is a comment somewhere in the doc or code
> about quotation marks intentionally _not_ having string syntax in text
> modes or globally.  Anyhow, guillemets are not always used balanced;
> Hart's Rules discusses that, for instance.

> Why do people think the guillemets are special cases which shouldn't
> be treated like other quotes, or how Unicode says?

I've never seen guillemets used alone.  They always come in pairs in my
experience, so it'd be convenient to be able to use M-C-f and M-C-b to jump
over them.  Just like the " quote, actually.


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