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bug#24295: 24.5; RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK has punctuation syntax in E


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#24295: 24.5; RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK has punctuation syntax in Elisp, but acts like a symbol constituent
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:29:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

[I replaced =A1=AF with ’ in the quoted text]

> In an Emacs-Lisp buffer or in *scratch*, use `C-u C-x =3D' on this
> character: ’ (RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK).  It tells you that its
> syntax is punctuation.
>
> But (setq foo (intern "ab’cd’ef")) shows that it acts like a
> symbol-constituent character.

In what way does it show that??  A symbol's name can be any arbitrary
string, there's no significance to the syntax class of the characters.





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