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bug#2967: smart quotes in .emacs

From: Kit O'Connell
Subject: bug#2967: smart quotes in .emacs
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:53:37 -0500


I was troubleshooting a friend's .emacs issues with the help of some
internet assistance. When I copy/pasted people's suggested .emacs
entries, some smart quotes got into the file, causing error messages.
You can see the whole process of how this happened here:

I think it would be good if emacs looked for smart quotes in .emacs
files and gave a warning or notice if it detected them. This would
help troubleshooting.


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