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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [HEY TOM!] unhelpful error for unreadable direc

From: Matthieu Moy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [HEY TOM!] unhelpful error for unreadable directories
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 00:28:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Andrew Suffield <address@hidden> writes:

> ` is a backtick, not a quote. Stop abusing it as a quote. That only
> works in tex, not C.

We're talking  about user error messages. The  language doesn't matter
for that. Language  is something internal to your  tool that shouldn't
be shown to the user. 

Wether you  write your software in  TeX[1], C, or  lisp mustn't change
the interface of your software. 


[1] It  would be  a strange  idea, but someone  already wrote  a BASIC
interpreter in TeX, so ... ;-)

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