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Re: transpose-sexps

From: Paul Pogonyshev
Subject: Re: transpose-sexps
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 01:28:42 +0200
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Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Paul Pogonyshev <address@hidden> writes:
> > Stuart D. Herring wrote:
> >> It assumes that you are outside of strings or lists, so it saw
> >>              " "
> >> and
> >>               f
> >> as your two sexps, and exchanged them.  It's just confusing that it looks
> >> like the f was moved into the other string.
> >
> > It's not just confusing, it's a bug.  If it doesn't work and this is not
> > (easily) fixable, make it do nothing or report an error.  Producing 
> > confusing
> > results is worse than doing nothing.
> How can you know that " " and f aren't actually the sexps that are
> supposed to be transposed?

As long as other other "sexp" is empty it doesn't make sense to
"transpose" with it.  Humans are not computers, they will get only
confused by it.  Or what do you mean by " " sexp?


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