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bug#32463: 27.0.50; (logior -1) => 4611686018427387903


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#32463: 27.0.50; (logior -1) => 4611686018427387903
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 05:39:49 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:28:49 -0700
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I'd rather we left the name alone.  It's a veteran name, burnt into
> > our muscle memory by many years of coding in Emacs.
> 
> But the name 'make_number' means something completely different now; it has a 
> different signature, it is a lot more expensive than it used to be, and it 
> cannot be used the way the old name could be used.

Then perhaps restore the old make_number and make a new function with
the extra functionality.

> We already changed the name XINT and friends, even though their semantics 
> didn't 
> change.

And it's already a significant blow to coding habits.  I wonder when
this renaming spree will end, because it's beginning to look like a
whole new language to learn.





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