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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-06-02 22:29:21 CEST

On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 16:14, Branden Robinson wrote:
> 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 \".

I'm not sure what your reasoning is.

>From an ASCII perspective, according to the page you just referenced, '
is a neutral quote and ` is something entirely separate (an accent,
which is fairly useless in ASCII). Using ' as a quotation mark is just
as valid as using ", since they are both neutral quotes.

>From a style perspective, you're right that in American English, one
typically uses double quotes except in newspaper headlines and within
another quotation. On the other hand, in British English, the
convention seems to be reversed. So I don't have any objection to using
double quotes in these messages, but I'm not sure it makes sense to be a
stickler about it. (Reference:

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