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Re: find-file-noselect needs save-match-data

From: Herbert Euler
Subject: Re: find-file-noselect needs save-match-data
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:44:56 +0800

>>     > Yes, but if people get in the habit of using a new function
>>     > whenever they don't actually want to use the match data,
>>     > which I expect is most of the time, that need to think carefully
>>     > will be much less frequent.
>>     I think this is a delusion.
>>We will have to agree to disagree.
>>Would someone please implement string-match-p and looking-at-p?
>>(A variable would be more general, but not as simple to use.
>>Its only advantage over save-match-data would be a small speedup.)
> Is there somebody working on it?  If not, I would like to start it.

Do you want to work on a new variable?  Since adding `-p' to only two
match functions doesn't make sense.  And adding `-p' to all functions
makes even less sense.

I want if this is the final decision.  But what is it?  I prefer adding a
new variable too, but Richard seems to prefer `-p' over it.

Guanpeng Xu

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