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bug#34641: rx: (or ...) order unpredictable

From: Phil Sainty
Subject: bug#34641: rx: (or ...) order unpredictable
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:48:33 +1300
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>> +The optional argument NOREORDER, if nil, allows the returned

Could we change that name to have a positive sense?

Boolean arguments with a negative sense/meaning are invariably
more awkward to read than ones with a positive meaning, IMO.

NOREORDER set to nil means "No NOREORDER" (aka "Reorder").  Those
double-negatives should be avoided whenever it's simple do do so,
as they make things harder for anyone reading the documentation.

We could use KEEP-ORDER or RETAIN-ORDER or SAME-ORDER or anything
along those lines, and then a 'true' value matches the positive
sense of the name, which is much nicer.


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