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

From: Kevin Layer
Subject: Re: buffer-substring vs. buffer-substring-no-properties
Date: 14 Nov 2001 08:22:28 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0803 (Gnus v5.8.3) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (Miles Bader) writes:

> 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.

I did not understand this.

> 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.

The program in question prints portions of a buffer down a socket for
interpretation by another program.  My users view the both programs
(the one on the emacs side and the one on the other side) as one
unit.  The fact is that the non-emacs program is the one that's
freaking out.

Well, perhaps I am the only one that's been screwed by this change.

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