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

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: sc-cite-region doesn't allow making old-fashioned "> " cites
Date: 13 Mar 2002 04:18:10 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "GM" == Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

GM> Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:

DJ> OK, say I'm in supercite.  I have a region that I want to cite

GM> sc-cite-region (if not already cited)
GM> sc-recite-region (if already cited)

GM> Not really a bug - followups to gnu.emacs.help?

Not so fast, Morris.  I dare you to use your above two commands to
cite some text

> so it looks like this, with one arrow in front, just like mom used
> to make.

You will see that it is impossible, no matter what you enter into the
minibuffer in response to supercite's prompt.  From this it is clear that
supercite ignores traditional family values.  It says, "oh no, we are
supercite, we are not regularcite.  If you wanted regularcite than you
wouldn't have come to supercite."        

Yeah, you're gonna probably tell me to set this hook, or that
variable... but no, what I want is just to have the freedom to do old
fashioned "> ", ": ", "| ", etc. cites without any extra pain beyond
that of making "Jim> ".
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