[Pmwiki-users] Minor change suggestion: backtick

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Wed Apr 23 16:59:13 CDT 2003

On 24 Apr 2003, John Rankin wrote:

> Why not let an author use a backtick as an escape character, so one could write:
>   [[#Named`Reference]]
>   &A`Elig;
>   CE`Os
> It's also a one line change to look for `[A-Z] and remove the `. The only 
> side effect I can think of is what would happen to ThisPage:#TopOfPage for example.

My biggest concern would be with people cutting/pasting text containing
typographic quotes.  I.e., some packages and programs would quote
things as ``Hello World'' and this change would cause that to break.

It might be workable as a local customization by adding
the line:

  $InlineReplacements = 
    array_merge(array("/`([A-Z])/" => "\$1"),$InlineReplacements);

in local.php, to have the backtick replacement take place
before all of the other inline replacements.  I haven't tried
it yet--this is just a suggestion.  If you try this,
let me know how it works out.  

I'll need to think on it a bit more about possible side effects 
and markup complications before I can officially add it to PmWiki.


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