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Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:42:03 +0900

Eli Zaretskii writes:

 > Quoting Lennart Borgman:

 > > I think Just "_" would be fine, but perhaps there are reason to 
 > > be compatible to Xemacs.

That would be polite to third-party developers.

 > I think 10 years of real-life experience must count a lot here.

Well, since we don't have 10 years of real-life experience with "_",
let me chime in with 5 seconds worth: a quick swipe across the menubar
immediately popped up two entries (of ~20) in the buffers menu
containing "_".  Anybody who has programmed in C or C++ and looked at
the symbol table has seen lots of identifiers containing "__" (at
least).  I think list of identifiers is a pretty plausible candidate
for a menu, so menu items containing "_" might actually come up fairly
frequently for some people.  OTOH, I don't think I've ever seen "%_"
in the wild, except in an XEmacs menu label.  (Yes, Drew, you have a
point.  But there may be purple cows[1], too, but they're rare enough
to make it unlikely you'll need to escape one on a daily basis. ;-)

[1]  As in, "I never hope to see one / But I can tell you anyhow / I'd
rather see than be one."  I'm in a giggly mood, all in jest.

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