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bug#20385: [PROPOSED PATCH] Support quoting 'like this' in doc strings

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#20385: [PROPOSED PATCH] Support quoting 'like this' in doc strings
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:45:20 -0700
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Nicolas Petton wrote:
I don't understand how this would better than using backquotes

Quoting `like-this` still looks ugly, and still misuses grave accent in a way that's confusing for people not accustomed to the style. It's also harder to parse unambiguously than a matching pair of distinct quote characters.

- Isn't the curved single quote character *really* hard to type?

Yes, and Stefan raised that point too. It should be reasonably easy to fix this (though I haven't coded it up yet).

- aren't curved single quotes only used to display code quotation
   in compiled info files, not in .texinfo sources

Yes, and partly because of this info-look.el now handles curved single quotes. These sorts of changes are inevitable (and shouldn't be that hard) when accommodating Emacs to common quoting styles.

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