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bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:50:21 -0700
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On 05/04/2016 11:57 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
I proposed a scheme, ....
By which you mean you installed your changes on the master branch.

No, I mean that I emailed patches to bug-gnu-emacs, which is the documented way to suggest changes. There was a reasonably lengthy discussion about the patches and I eventually installed into master a patchset that was quite a bit different from what I originally proposed, after getting an OK from Emacs's then-maintainer.

At the time I didn't think it was that big a deal: it's just quoting in diagnostics, after all. With the benefit of hindsight I now see that I was mistaken about how strongly some users are attached to quoting `like this'. I am sorry you were not involved earlier, as that would likely have saved us a lot of grief. I am also sorry about the whole misunderstanding and will strive to publicize future changes on emacs-devel more prominently, even changes that I may think are not that important.

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