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Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:34:11 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:45:13 -0800
> Cc: Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden>,
>       =?UTF-8?Q?Jan_Dj=C3=A4rv?= <address@hidden>,
>       "Lennart Borgman \(gmail\)" <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden
> > > A non-printable seems very obscure, though. I'd think using a (seldom)
> > > printable (with a way to escape it, of course) might be more friendly.
> > > Why not use underscore, as GTK does (and translate appropriately to the
> > > target platform)?
> >
> > XEmacs uses %_, which is even less likely to be used in a menu item 
> > name, and has the benefit of not appearing in any key binding so we 
> > wouldn't have to do any escaping of key bindings that are automatically 
> > added to the menu.
> Sorry to chime in once more, but I again get the impression that you are 
> speaking about giving a special interpretation to a displayable character 
> that might appear in a menu item, and that you are trying to find a character 
> or string that is "less likely to be used in a menu item name".
> If so, that's a mistake. Please don't make any assumptions about which 
> (displayable) characters might be used in a menu item. Such assumptions are 
> naive or misguided. Find some other mechanism; don't rely on people not 
> including some particular character (or string) in item names.

What's wrong with printable characters, as long as there's a way to
escape them?

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