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

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: bug#23425: master branch: `message' wrongly corrupts ' to curly quote.
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:03:47 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hello, Eli.

On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 16:39:33 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> > It's a non backward-compatible change to a critical bit of Emacs.
> > `message' was previously a logical, strong function, and it has been
> > turned into a messy function which sort of works most of the time.

> IME, it [`message'] works quite well all of the time.

It does not work at all for outputting ` and '.  Ugly workarounds are
required for that.

> Where it has some deficiencies, I'm sure we will with time improve it
> so it works even better.  That's my experience in Emacs for many years.

If it doesn't get fixed now, it will never be fixed.

> And with that, I think it's high time to end this discussion.

How about fixing this bug first?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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