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bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 23:49:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> > > Surely it should be a configuration variable.  Some people, like me,
>> > > don't like being lied to by a computer program.
>> 
>> > You are not being lied to.  Just think of ` and ' as yet another
>> > format specifier character, not unlike %.
>> 
>> They're not - they're literal characters.
>
> So is %.

% has always been documented as being special.  The only special
character.  Adding more special characters is an incompatible change and
breaks existing uses.

Andreas.

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