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

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:35:39 +0300
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On 08/24/2015 11:20 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:

For overall ease of maintenance, I think we should discourage use of
curly quotes and other non-ASCII characters in comments within Emacs
sources and Emacs packages, because they are a _gratuitous_ impediment
to some developers' editing the sources.  That is, they cause trouble
for some, while providing no _practical_ benefit to anyone.

I would rephrase that instead to simply disallow non-ASCII characters in the *syntax* of Emacs comments (C and Lisp). If someone wants to write a comment in their native, non-English language, that is, of course, fine.

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