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Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 22:31:59 +0300

> From: Aidan Kehoe <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 13:13:00 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
>  > I don't know what you mean: the other objections were technical as
>  > well.
> I would rate questions of aesthetics ``ugliness'' and prose style as
> non-technical. I don't propose to impose that judgement on you, but I do
> think it reasonable.

The discussion was about quite a few technical issues, only one of
which was aesthetics.

>  > ``Full of bugs''?
> Indeed; each READCHAR can call arbitrary Lisp, so something like
>     case 'M':
>       c = READCHAR;
>       if (c != '-')
>       error ("Invalid escape character syntax");
>       c = READCHAR;
>       if (c == '\\')
>       c = read_escape (readcharfun, 0, byterep);
>       return c | meta_modifier;
> has two clear bugs in eight lines. 

Yeah, right.  If you want your suggestions and opinions to be
considered seriously, my advice is to drop the attitude.  But I won't
impose that advice on you.

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