On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

This can be a bit disturbing for experienced TeX users.

- The deciding moment when some of these ugly tricks have been thrown
away was when we realized that if you do add those tricks, there is no
way to print the grave accent. (Grave accent will be automatically
converted to the same "comma" that you get in quotation marks.)

This is really important when your are trying to typeset source code. Simple things like

  a = 'string'
  b = `some system command`

gets printed as

  a = ‛string‛
  b = ‘some system command‘

Depending on which font you are using, this change can be very confusing.

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