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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

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Tom Christiansen
September 2, 2000 05:44
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
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>This is a bug report for perl from,
>generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0.

>[Please enter your report here]
>This article by Markus Kuhn
>points out that it is considered bad practice to use the backtick
>as a left quote and that UNIX people should get rid of it.

>Since I have XFree 4.0.1 with the now corrected fonts installed I
>start to wish that perl would follow suite and change these bad quotes
>to single ticks. A quick check reveals that 2949 lines in 391 files
>need to be inspected semi-manually for this to happen.

>Any opinions if/not/how to proceed?

It's not very encouraging that political correctness will now
force things to look uglier for many of us.


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