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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/internationa

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/international and lisp/leim
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:20:31 +0300
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On 09/01/2015 03:06 PM, David Kastrup wrote:

We have \\= escaping syntax, see `substitute-command-keys'.

Spells more or less death for cut&paste from some help buffer into the
_source_ of a DOC string, doesn't it?  Sure, backslashes already have
that effect, but at least this is due to string syntax rather than some
obscure markup processor.

Like you said, any escaping syntax spells death for cut&paste.

Due to how Elisp reader works, we simply can't use backslashes in the docstrings. Or we'll need a lot of them.

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