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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: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 18:04:42 +0300
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On 09/03/2015 05:50 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:

That's why he's recommending a command.  You'd first yank and then (if
you needed) run the quote command, which quotes what you just yanked.
That's would be kind of like a "postfix argument".


It's been supported for ages, yes, but until recently it was *very*
rarely needed.  IOW the need to write

    (add-hook \\='find-file-hook \\='auto-insert)

is brand new in Emacs-25, and it sucks.

Note that you also wouldn't need it here if quote-matching code uses sorward-sexp.

BTW, re-using existing quoting syntaxes from other systems (e.g.
markdown/org) is a good idea, when applicable.  E.g. it would be
desirable to be able to take a docstring and easily convert it to
a valid org/markdown document.


> Either way, it would be weird to quote symbol references with ` ',
but use
`` `` for code expressions.

I don't see why.

For consistency, I'd say. Otherwise we probably risk more typos. Admittedly, I'm just guessing, but `` '' also looks a bit nicer to me.

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