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


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#31815: 27.0; Inappropriate use of curly quotes in `info.el'
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:12:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> I see; thanks.  I didn't (still don't) understand the difference
> between `notabug' and `closed'.  Is it wrong to assume that it
> will be closed if it is not a bug?

To the bug tracker, `notabug' is just an arbitrary tag.  It has no
direct relation to being closed or open.  For me, if I see the `notabug'
tag next to the "Inappropriate use of curly quotes in `info.el'" then
it's easier to remember that the current response is essentially "the
use of curly quotes is not inappropriate".  And if the bug is closed
later, then the `notabug' tag will remind that it's because we decided
use of curly quotes is okay, not that we removed said quotes.

In other words, I consider closing to have a connotation of finality
(even though it can also be reversed), so just tagging with `notabug'
without closing indicates a somewhat more tentative state.

> I didn't suggest restoring the quotes to non-curly in Info.

If you rephrase your suggestion as a patch, then we won't have to play
guessing games.





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