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Re: sc-cite-region doesn't allow making old-fashioned "> " cites

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: sc-cite-region doesn't allow making old-fashioned "> " cites
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 00:24:52 +0000
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Dan Jacobson wrote (on Wed, 06 Mar 2002 at 16:03 +0000):

DJ> Wait, what if the user wanted to use X?

Well, umm, it wouldn't let them...

GM> "X" or something else you don't want to use.
The principle of minimum effort was at work. This was the easiest way to
get the behaviour you wanted. It was not intended as anything more than a
quick hack (it might break stuff for all I know, though not so far for me).
Change from "X" to ">" if you like - surely no-one should be allowed to use
">" as the attribution string for level one citing?! If having *any* kind
of restriction on the available value offends your sensibilities, well, you
could always do it better.

You do know that Supercite supports the traditional nested form of
citation, as controlled by the variable `sc-nested-citation-p'? And that
there is even a keybinding (default C-c C-p C-t s) to toggle this variable?

DJ> Will your fix be submitted to the FSF?

It's not a fix because it's not a bug (I think). From an objective point of
view, changing this probably makes Supercite behave worse rather than

I guess just posting some code to this list counts as "submitted". I'm sure
people would feel free to use it if they wanted, and ignore it if they

BTW, is anyone currently working on adapting the version of Supercite 4
alpha that's floating around (http://www.wooz.org/users/barry/betas/) for

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