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Re: ASCII-only startup message?

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:04:30 -0800
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Feel free to commit this if you must, although it feels almost ridiculous to
> me. An apostrophe is just a character, we shouldn't develop a mania about
> characters like that.

I agree with Eli here.

In fact, the whole issue of `' vs. Unicode printing characters seems like a
horribly bad decision. The amount of development time, bugs, documentation
issues, and discussion, that has been spent on a minor typographical point
that I imagine few people actually care about, was a mistake. Rather than
solving any real problems, we've created a whole bunch of annoying new
problems for ourselves, few of which have obvious answers -- or else these
threads wouldn't grow so long every time.

`This' reads perfectly fine to me, and is what I prefer to see. But that ship
has proverbially sailed; otherwise, I'd suggest we reverse this whole debacle,
and go back to the original behavior before any more time is lost.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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