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Re: Allow specifying services as symbols?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Allow specifying services as symbols?
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:10:34 -0400
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> As more of a philosophical objection than anything, t is a symbol.
>>> Hmm, good catch.  So's nil.
>> True.  Perhaps this isn't a good idea after all.  It's just come more
>> than a few times over the years that people are using 'nntp instead of
>> "nntp" and 'imap instead of "imap" and not understanding why they're
>> getting errors.
> Maybe signalling a clear error would be a better choice.

True enough, but

  (make-network-process :service 'http)

does seem a bit more elispy than

  (make-network-process :service "http")

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