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bug#7408: Linux patchutils: Development of the project?

From: martin rudalics
Subject: bug#7408: Linux patchutils: Development of the project?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:18:35 +0100
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> ..., I've always
> wondered what the hell was the person adding another function of the
> same name thinking. To have a library that clobbers existing definitions
> is a no no even outside Emacs, let alone in the core.
> Is the explanation (I'm not familiar with the history) that at the time
> cl.el was added there was no dolist in core Emacs, so there was no
> perceived need to call it dolist* as in other similar cases (mapcar*,
> defun* etc)? (In that case my sincere disdain would go for the person
> who introduced dolist into subr.el later without addressing the naming
> clash.)
> Same with `dotimes'.

Strongly seconded.  For my opinion on this see



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