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Re: buffer-substring vs. buffer-substring-no-properties

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: buffer-substring vs. buffer-substring-no-properties
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 15:59:42 GMT

address@hidden (Kevin Layer) writes:
> > How is it ``freaking out'' your code, exactly?  Can you show an
> > example of such breakage?
> Huh?  I have a program built in elisp (13,000+ lines) that freaks out
> when it doesn't see a string when it expects it.

I think there's something you don't understand -- those wierd looking
things you're complaining about, e.g., #("xyz" 1 2 p), _are_ strings.

The printed lisp representation looks a bit messier than a normal
string, to be sure, but for most purposes, they behave exactly like any
other string.

If they break something, please say _what_ they break.  Be specific.

I have seen the enemy, and he is us.  -- Pogo

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