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bug #53773: [PATCH] macro files: Protect space and its visibility

Submitted by:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted on:  Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:09:42 AM UTC  
Category:  Macro - others Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  New feature Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Open/Closed:  Closed Planned Release:  None

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Mon 05 Nov 2018 01:23:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm not crazy about this idea for two reasons:

1. Stripped macro files are write-only anyway.

2. People should be configuring their text editors to show them trailing space.  It will make their lives better and their work cleaner in multifarious ways.

For instance, from my .vimrc:

set list
if &encoding =~ "utf-8"
    set listchars=tab:»–,trail:·,extends:→,precedes:←,nbsp:␣
    if has("conceal")
        set listchars+=conceal:×
    " set listchars+=eol:¤
    set listchars=tab:>-,trail:.,extends:/,precedes:\\,nbsp:_
    if has("conceal")
        set listchars+=conceal:*
    " set listchars+=eol:$

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:09:42 AM UTC, original submission:  

From 750b9fefc49ea1362eac79a078c1a4c03f8cccd8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 00:02:57 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] macro files: Protect space and its visibility

  Add a '\&' in front of '\"' to preserve the visibility of significant
space characters in the case the comment gets stripped off (with

  Add a missing comment ("Protect space and its visibility") to an
empty comment field.  Not all readers understand the function of '\"'
in these cases.

Signed-off-by: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
 contrib/mm/m.tmac         | 10 +++++-----
 contrib/mm/mse.tmac       |  2 +-
 contrib/pdfmark/spdf.tmac |  6 +++---
 tmac/cs.tmac              |  2 +-
 tmac/de.tmac              |  2 +-
 tmac/doc.tmac-u           |  6 +++---
 tmac/fr.tmac              |  2 +-
 tmac/pdfpic.tmac          |  8 ++++----
 tmac/ptx.tmac             |  6 +++---
 tmac/sv.tmac              |  2 +-
 tmac/trace.tmac           | 14 +++++++-------
 tmac/www.tmac.in          | 10 +++++-----
 12 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)

  The patch is in the attachment.

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-11-05 gbranden Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        StatusNone => Wont Fix
        Assigned toNone => gbranden
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-04-28 bjarniig Attached File- => Added 0001-macro-files-Protect-space-and-its-visibility.txt, #44052

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