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Re: How to quote a list of functions?


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: How to quote a list of functions?
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:54:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> This is  a distinction that is lost on emacs lisp, and I would consider
>> that to be a bug.
>
> FWIW I also dislike this behavior of #' but fixing it is likely to be
> more trouble than it's worth.

If the emacs lisp compiler had some dataflow analysis, it might tag the
data obtained from function, and if it used in a function that expects a
symbol and not a function designator or a function, then a warning could
be issued.  Then a few release later, it could be corrected without too
much pain.

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