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undirected quoting in user messages, other recent changes

Item posted by Karl Berry <karl> on Mon Jan 2 00:21:16 2012.

Some recent changes in the GNU Coding
Standards and Maintainer Information documents follow. The current versions
are available online at http://www.gnu.org/prep.

- As previously mentioned, but worth repeating, US contributors can now make use of an
electronic procedure for copyright papers, greatly speeding the process.
(Hopefully it will also be possible for non-US contributors in the
future, but that needs legal examination.)

- recommend using undirected quotes ('...' or "...") in user messages
(in the C locale), instead of the directed `...' recommended up to now.

- suggest using C99 where appropriate, but it is still not good to
require it for building.

- examples in multiple languages for conditional changes in ChangeLogs.

- more strongly recommend supporting and using UTF-8 when anything
non-ASCII is done.

- an email-based bug tracker is available to GNU packages; see
http://bugs.gnu.org.

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