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Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:06:40 -0500

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  > We want to find a way of identifying such situation and telling the
  > Lisp programmer about that in clear and easily understandable ways.
  > One way, perhaps too radical one, is to reject such "confusable"
  > characters outright.

I think that makes sense for Lisp symbols.  Lisp has had strings for
40 years now, so it isn't customary to use symbols to represent
arbitrary text.

We could have a mode where intern converts all these character codes
to a single canonical set, but the default could be to give an error for all
but the preferred one.

Dr Richard Stallman
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