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Re: origin of `notation'


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: origin of `notation'
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:50:50 +0200

> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:22:54 -0600
> From: "Buchs, Kevin" <address@hidden>
> 
> In emacs documentation, what is the origin of using the accent grave 
> (backtick) to introduce a quoted phrase, often a command, while using an 
> apostrophe to terminate it.  Example: (info) Keys and Commands: 1st 
> paragraph: "binding" is quoted as such, but 2nd paragraph, `next-line' is 
> quoted that way. If someone who knows the answer will take the time to 
> answer, I promise I will document it on the Emacs wiki. Does this extend 
> beyond emacs? Beyond GNU & FSF?

That's what Texinfo produces for symbols in programming languages,
like Lisp and C, in the on-line manual.  (In the printed manual,
there's no quotes, but the name of the symbol is typeset in monospace
typeface.)



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