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bug#18051: 24.3.92; ls-lisp: Sorting; make ls-lisp-string-lessp a normal


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#18051: 24.3.92; ls-lisp: Sorting; make ls-lisp-string-lessp a normal function?
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:49:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> An optional argument to string-lessp could be inconvenient. IMHO, the
>>> most important use-case of string-lessp is being a PREDICATE of
>>> sort. This does not support optional arguments.
>
> Of course it does:
>
>     (sort foo (lambda (x y) (string-lessp x y 'optional-arg)))

Yes, but this would also expect optional-arg to be a variable which can
be set by the user. That's similar to what I have proposed, I believe.

> -- Stefan

Best regards, Michael.





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