I just came across this tweet by Artur Malabarba:
I just made a rough count. The curly quotes issue has generated over 100k words on the #emacs dev list. That's 3 times my doctoral thesis.
— Artur Malabarba (@AMalabarba) 9. September 2015
The issue of using curly quotes (
‘foo’) in docstrings and other places where Emacs has of old used ASCII quotes (``foo'`), that is.
I’m furious that they apparently did not seriously consider the use of Taiwanese quotation marks (
『foo』)1. In the end, though, the depth and complexity of this matter might just warrant new Unicode codepoints. I propose
HALF-NOT-SO-CURLY OPENING EMACS QUOTE and
ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE ENTIRELY UNCURLY CLOSING EMACS QUOTE.
I hope that they escalate the matter timely to the Unicode committee, before they add the fourth PhD thesis to the discussion2.
In a related development, I propose “units of PhD thesis” as a new international SI unit for the amount of words wasted in entirely irrelevant nit-picking.?
原文出处: Sebastian Wiesner
原文时间: 2015-09-09 08:00
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