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Re: Quotes around \consists argument?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Quotes around \consists argument?
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2022 23:31:57 +0200
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Jean Abou Samra <> writes:

> Le 24/04/2022 à 16:09, David Kastrup a écrit :
>> I think we had this discussion at one time, possibly resulting in making
>> this have a unique style at least in documentation. 
> The previous discussion I could find is
> Which does not exactly suggest that a consistent rationale
> was known at the time: you made the patch to "follow the CG",
> Graham started by asking why the convention was like that,
> and it appeared that he had put it himself in the CG ...

I didn't say that the reasons for arriving at that decision were super
compelling.  Just that we ended up with it.

At some point of time there was a mixture.  I know that translator names
were a main motivation to have "word syntax" treat "-" and "_"
similarly, to have code continue working even if it did not follow the
"quote it" quasi-convention.

David Kastrup

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