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bug#31815: 27.0; Inappropriate use of curly quotes in `info.el'


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#31815: 27.0; Inappropriate use of curly quotes in `info.el'
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:27:04 +0300

> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:57:03 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> The bug report was about the occurrence of such curly quotes
> in the Lisp sources (`info.el'), not about their appearance
> in Info files.  So your reply does not make sense to me.

Why do you care about what is in the Lisp sources?  The Lisp sources
do whatever they need to do to produce appropriate contents in the
buffer they create.

> Bug #31807 has additional information about why this is
> problematic: in some contexts one cannot easily copy+paste
> source code that contains such chars.  In bug #31807 I
> describe how I was bitten by this when trying to submit
> a bug report.
> https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=31807#20

Using these characters does have its downsides, so we use them as
little as possible in the sources.





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