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bug#7291: 24.0.50; `non-essential' is incomprehensible


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#7291: 24.0.50; `non-essential' is incomprehensible
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:21:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Honestly, I can't think of any way someone who has the least bit of
>>> familiarity with Elisp can wonder "whether `non-essential'=nil or
>>> `non-essential'=t means performing a non-essential task (whatever that
>>> in turn might mean)".
>> The variable is badly named.  It should be using a positive form, like
>> allow-whatever.
>
> `allow-whatever' does strike me as being any better.

What's wrong with it?

Andreas.

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