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Re: text-quoting-style

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: text-quoting-style
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:07:42 -0700
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David Kastrup wrote:
Emacs cuts&pastes HT and SP perfectly well
without modification.

Sure, but that doesn't mean HT and SP always act as themselves and display as themselves; they don't. If you search by typing C-s followed SP, for example, the search matches HT in the buffer. And if you type HT into the *scratch* buffer first thing, the HT is ignored. There are many other examples. These behaviors are OK even though they don't follow the design philosophy that every character must stand for itself and nothing else. Emacs does not follow that philosophy, and never has.

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