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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 26b56dc: Fix some single quotes in documentation
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:30:46 -0700
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On 03/14/2016 01:50 PM, John Wiegley wrote:
Why is this the "simplest way"? Just for a visual correspondence with what we
display in other contexts (PDF and within Emacs)?

"Simplest" in the sense that it is the least work to implement and to explain to other developers, under the constraints that (1) user-facing text (e.g., C-h n) properly quotes according to the GNU coding standards, and (2) other file-viewing programs behave adequately on etc/NEWS even on old-fashioned text consoles.

There is plenty of precedent for straight quoting in other text files in Emacs, as well as in etc/NEWS itself before today's changes, so I'm inclined to go back to it in this particular case even though it's neither my first preference nor yours.

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