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

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 26b56dc: Fix some single quotes in documentation
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:56:21 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hello, Paul.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 01:47:22PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 03/14/2016 12:29 PM, John Wiegley wrote:
> > Could we render the quotes the way that we currently do for Elisp
> > documentation?

> Yes, that could be done. We'd need an escape mechanism for the rare 
> cases where quotes should not be replaced, as in the following lines:

Please don't do that.  NEWS is a text file, not a markup file.  It
should remain readable with "anything".

[ .... ]

> The above would all run afoul of Eli's desire to use other programs to 
> read etc/NEWS as-is, though.

Mine, too.

> I'm afraid that straight quoting 'like this' is the simplest way out of 
> this mess. It is not a great solution, but it is the simplest and the 
> other approaches all have problems that may be worse. This is why the 
> patch I originally installed today used straight quoting. How about if 
> we simply go back to it? I.e., revert commit 
> 4235d2d9eaa3b64d3172f6c60f1e71704795af89 and then move on.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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