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Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 15:12:34 +0300
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>>> (2) Accept "char-trans: VAL" in header and local variables section.
>>> I think "translation: VAL" is too ambiguous.
>>> (3) Accept "enable-character-translation: VAL" in local
>>> variables section.
>> I think using different names in the first line and in the local
>> variables section is not good.  Users may move these settings
>> between these two places in the same file, and incompatible names
>> are the source of inconvenience and confusion.  Since the variable name
>> is `enable-character-translation', there should be no problem in using it
>> in the first line as well.
> But, wasn't it you who proposed "char-trans"?

I was unaware of the variable `enable-character-translation'.
It's documented nowhere.  Since such a variable really exists,
I think its name is ideal both for the local variables section
and the first line.  For cases when its name is too long to fit
to the first line, IIUC there are already an alternative syntax
with the trailing !, you just installed, for those who want to use
terse syntax.

Juri Linkov

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