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bug#26299: 24.5; Use of `…' in Info


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#26299: 24.5; Use of `…' in Info
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:40:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> As one user, I find the adoption of `…' instead of `...' to be a
> retrogression, not an improvement.  It is far less readable.  Just one
> opinion.
>
> Compare, as one example among zillions:
>
>  -- Macro: with-help-window buffer-name body…
>
> with
>
>  -- Macro: with-help-window buffer-name body...
>
> I cannot imagine what someone thought, when making this change.  Did it
> come just because we _can_ now use that Unicode character?  That's not
> a reason that we _should_ use it in such contexts.

This seems to be another feature of the new (i.e., 5+) texinfo (like the
curly quotes).  I'm still using 4.13 so I see "..." here.  You can make
Emacs display "…" as "..." with

    (aset (or standard-display-table
              (setq standard-display-table (make-display-table)))
          ?… (vconcat "..."))






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