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Re^2: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...

by iburrell (Chaplain)
on Jun 16, 2004 at 17:44 UTC ( #367333=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...
in thread The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...

It depends more on the font you use. The X fonts made the backtick more vertical than it should be. The apostrophe (single quote) was also slightly angled. This led to the backtick and apostrophe being used as way of faking smart quotes.

With newer fonts, the backtick is more angled and easier to distinguish. Try switching the font on your editor or terminal window to something else. Any of the scalable (TrueType) fonts would do it.


Comment on Re^2: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...
Re^3: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...
by arden (Curate) on Jun 17, 2004 at 18:03 UTC
    Or most any font at 14 or 18 pt. :) I myself actually tend to use Courier New, I hate trying to code with a variable-width font!

    - - arden.

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