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Re: character syntax fixes needed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: character syntax fixes needed
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:06:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I've never seen guillemets used alone.  They always come in pairs in my
>> experience,
> But your experience isn't universal.

I never claimed it is.  But unless using string-syntax for those things
breaks more cases (or in more serious ways) than not using string-syntax, it
makes sense to choose the lesser of two evils.

> It's obviously not wide enough to override what Unicode and other
> authorities document.

Their purpose is different.  Emacs is largely about making the common-case
convenient (as far as it doesn't make the rare case impossible).

>> 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.

> Yes, offhand I can think of four uses of " that aren't as balanced
> quotes, and again Unicode says it has punctuation syntax.

Feel free to share those cases with us, so we can assess them,


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