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


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.
Date: Thu, 05 May 2016 00:19:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"John Wiegley" <address@hidden> writes:

> Let's see what the populace says, and how many pitchforks are raised. It's
> quite possible we may revert this whole feature in 26, but let's get some
> genuine public reaction before deciding the matter.

Well, while I don't quite understand the whole "hatin' on quotes" thing,
I think Paul's arguments makes sense.  But we should document this in a
forward-looking manner.  We should say that Emacs in the future may do
random substitutions of characters in the first string of `message' and
`format', and that the only way to get things untranslated is this:

(format "%s" foo)

And, please, then stick to that, and not start doing at-our-whim
translations of the rest of the arguments.  :-)

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