[Pmwiki-users] Minor change suggestion: backtick

Jonathan Scott Duff duff at pobox.com
Thu Apr 24 08:57:37 CDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 04:59:13PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> 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);

Change that pattern to something like "/([a-z])`([A-Z)/" => "\$1\$2" and I
bet it would be just fine.  I don't know of any cases where someone
would *want* a single backtick surrounded by word chars.

Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at cbi.tamucc.edu

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