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Re: text-quoting-style

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: text-quoting-style
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:18:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Bastien wrote:
>> I see new things like the \= in docstrings.  Will it last?
> \= in docstrings has been supported since Emacs 16 was released in
> 1985.  As the feature has lasted three decades, even the cautious can
> rely on it now.

You have a propensity of answering questions nobody has asked.  At any

address@hidden:/usr/local/tmp/emacs$ git grep -c  '\\\\=' 'address@hidden' |awk 
'BEGIN{FS=":"};{n+=$NF};END{print n}'
address@hidden:/usr/local/tmp/emacs$ git grep -c  '\\\\=' 'address@hidden month 
ago}' |awk 'BEGIN{FS=":"};{n+=$NF};END{print n}'

and I don't think anybody claims that every use of ` ' that should be
preserved has been caught already.

And since this affects all code including the code written in Emacs
Lisp, all external packages are affected as well.  For example, AUCTeX:

    TeX-insert-quote is an interactive compiled Lisp function in ‘tex.el’.

    (TeX-insert-quote FORCE)

    Insert the appropriate quotation marks for TeX.
    Inserts the value of ‘TeX-open-quote’ (normally ‘‘) or ‘TeX-close-quote’
    (normally ’’) depending on the context.  If ‘TeX-quote-after-quote’
    is non-nil, this insertion works only after ".
    With prefix argument FORCE, always inserts " characters.

Needless to say, this DOC string is now wrong.

Who is going to fix all of ELPA?

David Kastrup

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