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Re: Should we use `symbol' or 'symbol' in Emacs change logs?

From: Achim Gratz
Subject: Re: Should we use `symbol' or 'symbol' in Emacs change logs?
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 21:20:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:
>> Am I reading it wrong or am I correct that there is no change
>> in Emacs policy regarding the quotation of symbols in change logs
>> (and in docstrings)?
> Indeed there's been no change in that policy.  To the extent that we
> follow the GNU coding standard for the ChangeLogs, you could argue that
> we should use 'foo' in ChangeLogs, but the `...' convention is so
> pervasive inside Emacs that we'd then either have a mix of conventions
> (one for the ChangeLog and another for most everything else) or a major
> painful conversion ahead.

Then you might want to document it somewhere and/or do something about:


which suggests otherwise in the examples (including not using quotes
when there is no ambiguity).

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