Bazaar Uninstaller for Mac

Please use single or double quotes in 'bzr help'

Reported by Jari Aalto on 2009-05-22
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Uninstaller for the Bazaar Macintosh Bundle
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Bug Description

EXAMPLE

$ bzr help current-formats

  ....
  See ``bzr help current-formats`` for the complete list of
  currently supported formats. See ``bzr help other-formats`` for
  descriptions of any available experimental and deprecated formats.

SUGGESTION

In regions outside of US, the use of backticks is quite unfamiliar. It is also not very convient to copy text with mouse drag event because the backtics could be mistakenly copied with it. The backtics cause trouble on shell command line.

Please consider changing the double backticks to plain single or double quotes in all help texts. An example:

  See "bzr help current-formats" for the complete list of
  currently supported formats. See "bzr help other-formats" for
  descriptions of any available experimental and deprecated formats.

Changed in bazaar-mac-uninstaller:
status: New → Invalid
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) wrote :

I think it also may come from reST, which we use in some of our text docs. It seems reasonable to use single or double quotes though, also because they're more condense.

2009/5/28 Jelmer Vernooij <email address hidden>:
> I think it also may come from reST, which we use in some of our text
> docs. It seems reasonable to use single or double quotes though, also
> because they're more condense.

They do, ``foo`` is monospace literal style. Transforming it when
printing might be nice. Or possibly for help text we should just use
quotes; it's still pretty clear.

--
Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

I'd be in favour of ReST processing with text output to resolve this.

Changed in bzr:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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