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Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:42:17 -0700
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On 09/22/2017 11:04 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
the main point here is to remind the reader that quotes can be
output as is by binding text-quoting-style

But that's not how Elisp code typically outputs quotes as is. I see no instances of such a thing in the emacs-26 branch. Instead, code typically uses backslash escapes (in doc strings) or %s applied to the output of 'format' (in message formats). It's better for the Elisp manual to suggest the techniques that are typically used.

Perhaps you could suggest an improved wording
Sure, a suggested patch is attached. This patch attempts to address only this issue; it doesn't affect whether text-quoting-style is customizable, as that is orthogonal. Since there were three or four copies of boilerplate language that was getting longer, this patch creates a new node Text Quoting Style that contains the detailed discussion of text-quoting-style and how to get around it, and adjusts the other parts of the manual to mention the issue briefly and cross-reference to the new section.

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