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

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ffb6ce 5/5: Quoting fixes in lisp/international and lisp/leim
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 19:00:14 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, Stefan.

On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 11:39:53AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > And to restate my opinion on the matter, since I haven't participated in
> > this discussion for a few months: Elisp code should be treated as
> > markup.  Markup should be easy to view and enter: and since Emacs' main
> > language is English, the markup should be easy to enter in the most
> > common English keyboard layout and be easy to read in the most common
> > English locale.

> I generally agree.  And to restate what I said earlier in more details,
> what I'd like to see fixed is:
> - `...' quoting is ugly.  This should be fixed in "end user display"
>   mostly, tho I don't mind if it's also fixed in the source code.

Just to emphasize that `...' quoting is not at all ugly on my terminal -
in fact, it's rather elegant.  However, using curly quotes is
problematic.  I run on a Linux virtual terminal.

So, PLEASE can we have adequate configurability, so that the user can
decide for herself what's ugly, and whether it needs "fixing".

> - The `...' markup (and it is markup) is ambiguous.

> So I thought we were going to replace the `...' markup with ‘...’ markup
> (which fixes both points at the same time if we assume that we keep
> sticking to ASCII quotes for the rest, tho at the cost of using
> non-ASCII markup).

Yet again, can we please have any such transformations user

[ .... ]

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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