From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 22:58:19 CST
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 7:29 PM, David Starner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> No more than any existing quotes create a "quotation mode".
> But quotes do create a quotation mode; there is a start quote, and an
> end quote, and what's between them is special. It's just that the
> quotation mode isn't something to be interpreted by computer--it's
> interpreted by wetware, not software. You would create a emoji mode
> that would have to be interpreted by software, which is disliked.
"Greater than" signs also create a quotation mode that is even more complex:
a quotation consists of a range of lines starting with the same number
of > chars,
and this is commonly interpreted by software that modifies the font,
color, or indentation of the quoted text.
Should we dislike that too?
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