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Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes

From:
abigail
Date:
September 2, 2000 14:42
Subject:
Re: [ID 20000902.012] backticks as smart quotes
Message ID:
20000902214028.9234.qmail@foad.org
On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 10:47:50PM +0200, Lupe Christoph wrote:
> On Saturday, 2000-09-02 at 10:20:11 -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> > >Seems there is a pair of quotes missing from perl... ;-)
> 
> > Not a joke.  I've always wanted those to pair like the other four
> > bracketing constructs.  Seems to me Larry liked it, too.  But they'd
> > have to pair like <<...>> not vice versa, or they wouldn't look
> > bracketing anymore (close to open instead of vice versa).
> 
> Their is no reason not to allow »foo«. It's more logical than
> »bar», IMHO. >blarg< doesn't look to bad, either. Apple ][,
> anybody ;-)
> 
> BTW, it seems that Spanish and French use «quotes». I vaguely
> remember reading about the difference between German use of
> the guillemots and French usage.
> 
> > RFC, anybody?  
> 
> If we really consider putting in one more Latin-1 nail, I'd be
> willing to write up a proposal.

Considering such an RFC would be for Perl6, it makes more sense to
include all bracing pairs of Unicode. (Including the left and right
quotes mentioned in another thread).

Alternatively, one could argue that '<<', '{{', '<<<', '[[[', '((((',
etc, become single token delimiters, matching '>>', '}}', '>>>', ']]]',
'))))', etc. ;-)


Abigail



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