#265 Version 3.7 treats "-" and "*" as quote characters

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nobody
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2008-12-04
2008-12-04
Dave Kuhlman
No

I'm using joe version 3.7, and I like it a lot.

However, for the purposes of word-wrapping and paragraph reformatting, joe thinks that a "-" or "*" (dash or star) at the beginning of a line is a quote character. (This is for quoting email messages.)

I do not believe those characters are used often for email quoting *and* it is more common to use dash and star at the beginning of a line to start a bullet item. This is especially true of structured text (e.g. in Wikis) and ReStructuredText (reST, in Docutils, http://docutils.sourceforge.net/\).

There is already code in Joe to handle this correctly, but it is commented out.

I've attached a patch file for uformat.c that puts the commented out lines back in.

Please consider applying this patch.

Thank you.

- Dave

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  • Dave Kuhlman
    Dave Kuhlman
    2008-12-04

    Patch to uformat.c to handle dash and star as bullets in reformatting/wrapping

     
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