Commit 50ab02c5 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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etc/NEWS: Mention impact of old-style backquotes on key sequences.

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** Support for "old-style" backquotes, which have been obsolete for
more than 10 years, has been further reduced. Now a backquote not
followed by a space is always treated as a "new-style" backquote.
Please consider completely removing all "old-style" backquotes from
your code as a matter of some urgency. If your code uses backquotes
as documented in the Elisp manual, and compiles without warning, then
you have nothing to do in this regard. Code not following the
appropriate conventions may fail to compile. The most common cause of
trouble seems to be an old-style backquote followed by a newline.
Please remove all "old-style" backquotes from your code. If your code
uses backquotes as documented in the Elisp manual, and compiles
without warning, then you have nothing to do in this regard. Code not
following the appropriate conventions may fail to compile.
The most common cause of trouble seems to be an old-style backquote
followed by a newline. Another cause of trouble is vector notation
for key sequence notation: instead of [(control ,)] and [(control ')],
you should write [(control ?,)] and [(control ?')], which will work in
older Emacs too.
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** The macro `eval-at-startup' was removed in Emacs 23.2, but this
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