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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:22:22 -0400

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  > >    >    (format "%<add-to-list%> can't use var %<%s%>; use %<push%> or
  > >    > %<cl-pushnew%>" sym)
  > >
  > > That seems much cleaner, since it does not require moving fixed parts
  > > of the message out of the format string.
  > >
  > > Does anyone have an objection to this feature?

  > Yes, it's ugly and hard to read and maintain.

I don't think it is ugly.

                                                   It's reminsicent of
  > the trigraphs of ANSI C (and it's being introduced for the same
  > reasons!)

Not at all the same.

Trigraphs substituted for specific characters in input.
These would generate varying characters in output.

However, my suggestion in the other message is more general
than all of these.

Dr Richard Stallman
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