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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagno

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:44:25 -0700
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Dmitry Gutov wrote:
Doesn't (format "Expand `%s'? " string) use the "preferred quoting style"?

No, as that would break usages such as (format "\\`%s\\'" (car e)). This sort of thing is reasonably common, so it'd be a compatibility problem to change ‘format’ to replace accent-grave.

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
This user's preference is to be able to type quote marks in Emacs source
files directly without mincing workarounds, and to be able to search for
them likewise.

You can continue to type quote marks as before, and Emacs will behave as it always has. The only change here is if that if you want quotes in diagnostics to come out in the user's preferred style, a "mincing workaround" of some sort is needed.

By the way, it's easy to search for quote marks in either style: just type C-s ` or C-s '. And it's easy to type curved quote marks by using Electric Quote mode. These are both new features. If you don't want to use these new features, that's fine too.

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