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Re: return first element in list with certain property


From: tomas
Subject: Re: return first element in list with certain property
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:10:25 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 03:54:15AM +0000, Robert Thorpe wrote:
> John Mastro <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> With respect to this particular issue, seq and
> >> `seq-find' is superior to CL and `cl-find-if'.
> >> After that was revealed, the only thing that
> >> made me hesitant about using it was the install
> >> hassle. But now that you say it is included in
> >> vanilla Emacs from version 25, which is right
> >> around the corner, perhaps I should use
> >> it still?
> >
> > Emacs 25 was released a bit over a year ago, in September 2016 :)
> >
> > I think it's perfectly reasonable to use seq.el in your package.
> 
> I don't agree, 24 isn't that old.  Perhaps you use Microsoft Windows?
> 
> Those of us using *nix derivatives are in a different situation.
> Upgrading is risky.  If you use GNU/Linux (or whatever you call it) it
> makes sense to stick with one distribution (I use Xubuntu).  It makes
> sense not to upgrade too regularly.  Compiling Emacs is a non-starter
> because there are too many build options and nobody understands them
> except distro builders and the Emacs maintainers.  Unfortunately, that
> means not upgrading Emacs.

[...]

I disagree somewhat. At the moment, Emacs tip is compiling peacefully
in the background (Debian GNU Linux user here). Compiling Emacs has
never been so easy, especially on GNU/Linux.

My strategy is this: There are some applications close to my heart
(Emacs is one :) which I do compile myself (I have a strong opinion
about things, and disagree on some choices made by the distributor).
I try to script everything (e.g. the "configuration" is a script)
and compile often. This keeps the build pipeline "warm".

That said, I agree, somewhat, too: I couldn't do that to all of my
currently installed packages (roughly 100) without going insane.
There I trust blindly my distributor, to whom I'm infinitely grateful
for this incredible job.

Cheers
- -- tomás
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