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Re: Please stop putting curly quotes into doc strings!

From: Zack Piper
Subject: Re: Please stop putting curly quotes into doc strings!
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2015 09:15:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23+113 (34ca1c5fdd45) (2014-03-12)

On Sat, Sep 05, 2015 at 10:05:43PM -0700, Drew Adams wrote:
> > > Those that represent symbol quotations in doc strings should be removed.
> > 
> > They work fine just as they are, and in some ways they work better than the
> > straight quotes do.  Users can see them as straight quotes if they like.
> >
> > There is not a strong argument for removing them.
> No strong argument was ever given for adding them.
> There was never _any_ argument given for adding them, beyond
> your complaint that you find `...' ugly.
> You've turned Emacs upside down and inside out, to make it do
> what you want.  Users and Emacs Dev will be dealing with the
> aftermath for a long time to come.  Alas, no one stopped you
> in your crusade, so here we are.

As I agree that we didn't really need to change quotes at all (and I
prefer the "old style" quotes) I don't think that level of hostility
was really needed.

However, I am now curious if there is other examples of "Emacs being
turned upside down and inside out" that Paul has participated in.

Zack Piper <address@hidden> http://apertron.net

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