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

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:29:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Óscar Fuentes wrote:
>> I admit that curly quotes are nicer, but that's easily achievable: make
>> them appear on*Help*  and other buffers that shows docstrings.
> That was done weeks ago.  This thread is about something else: quotes
> in diagnostics.  It's not as easy to get diagnostics right, which is
> why we're having this discussion.

I thought that, in this subthread, we were discussing the introduction
of curly quotes in source code. Sorry for the confusion.

>> Maybe describing the specific
>> user-visible improvements that this change will help to bring into
>> reality would buy you more support.
> I have no secret master plan for revolutionizing Emacs.  I'm just
> trying to make improvements one step at a time.  If it helps, I think
> diagnostics are the last major component of getting Emacs quoting to
> follow common modern practice (controlled by user preference of
> course).

There are some people (me included) that doubt that using hard-to-type
chars in source code is an improvement, quite the opposite. I've yet to
see a justification for this change. It would be great to have an
explanation (as specific as possible) about how it will help to improve

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