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Re: svn commit: rev 6116 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc

From: Branden Robinson <branden_at_deadbeast.net>
Date: 2003-06-02 22:14:29 CEST

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 01:08:53PM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 13:01, Philip Martin wrote:
> > Personally I find `foo' looks ugly in the font that I use in
> > xterms and in my editor. I much prefer 'foo' or "foo".
> +1. One of my laundry-list items is to go through the code and replace
> all backticks with forward ticks. (After asking for objections on the
> list, of course.) Using a backtick as a left quote is a dated practice
> which has poor results on modern platforms.

My feeling is that if you're not going to use grave accents for
quotation marks, it's only slightly more correct to use apostrophes for
quote marks. I don't imagine it's too difficult for people writing
human-readable messages to type \".

It's a shame that m4 and the Unix shell have brain-damaged so many
people into believe so many characters are quote marks that are not.

G. Branden Robinson            |         Psychology is really biology.
Free Software Developer        |         Biology is really chemistry.
branden@deadbeast.net          |         Chemistry is really physics.
http://deadbeast.net/~branden/ |         Physics is really math.

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