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Re: Character literals for Unicode (control) characters

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Character literals for Unicode (control) characters
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:34:46 -0500
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On 03/05/2016 01:16 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden> 
>> Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. My point was about the fact that since
>> the escapes and the actual characters don't have the same length,
>> and since printing a docstring doesn't rewrap it, docstrings
>> wrapped with M-q in the source will look wrong after rendering.
> Doc strings should never be wrapped with the likes of M-q.

I see, thanks.

> For starters, this can make the first line include more than one 
> sentence.

Can it? Don't we have special code in `lisp-fill-paragraph' to avoid this?

> More generally, there are already constructs we recognize 
> in doc strings that produce longer or shorter strings when
> displayed, so M-q is just not up to the job, and shouldn't be used.

Thanks for clarifying. Do we have something else?

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