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RE: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 26b56dc: Fix some single quotes in documentat

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 26b56dc: Fix some single quotes in documentation
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:10:05 -0700 (PDT)

>> Thanks, but personally, I'm quite satisfied with '' or `'.
>> Paul's recent crusade to put curly quotes everywhere (including Elisp 
>> docstring syntax) has turned me off them even in plain text files. And 
>> even if I didn't mind seeing them in plain text, I just don't see the 
>> point to expend the extra effort to use them
> I also do not understand this extra effort required in plain text
> files like NEWS.
> It definitely going to happen that people will quote stuff as
> `something' (instead of using the curly quotes)

Indeed.  Why?  Because it is easier.  And sufficient.  `...' is
user-friendly to write, and sufficiently user-friendly to read.
So Occam prefers it (even though he no longer uses Emacs on Earth).

> and then we will have inconsistent quotes. Then we will need a
> script (like what Paul is doing) to convert those to curly quotes.
> Instead, why not just stick to plain ` and ' in such files?
> I have got to accept the curly quotes rendering in places like
> Info page rendering, stuff showed in echo area by messages and
> in the docstrings shown for vars and functions. There, the source
> code still uses ` and ' and there are *rendered* as curly quotes.
> But in this recent commit, the curly quotes are being hard-coded.
> The only concern is that they are not faster/natural to type
> (inspite of having key-bindings to do so) compared to typing
> ` and '. And so we are bound to have mix of curly/grave/staight
> quotes in NEWS/etc. wherever we choose to hard-code the curly quotes. 

What Kaushal and Dmitry said.

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