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Re: [PATCH 0/4] quotearg improvements

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] quotearg improvements
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:32:52 -0800

    very convincing.

I find the tone quite high-handed.  But never mind.  I don't want to
debate Markus' web pages, it's not germane.

    Now, in this particular case, GCC has been doing the experiment:

I know.  And no one I've seen has complained about it (even me; not that
I'm happy about it, but it's a trivial point and my complaints would be
ignored anyway).  So where's the need for more experiments?

    In general, you probably don't want to put into standards.texi rules
    that have never been experimented, and never been tried on real

It's one thing when the standards do not address an issue.  But in this
case, quoting characters in the C locale is specifically addressed, and
the proposal runs directly against it.

I fail to see why it's preferable to implement it in the name of
"experimentation" instead of simply asking rms the question.


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