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Re: text-quoting-style

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: text-quoting-style
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:27:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

I have my problems making a guess whether you you regard your arguments
as sound rather than the inexhaustible stream of non-sequiturs they are
or your readers as morons on which coherent thought would be wasted.

David Kastrup

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