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bug#19208: replace-match unhelpful error message


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#19208: replace-match unhelpful error message
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 11:18:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2.90 (gnu/linux)

On Aug 03 2019, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> I learned Leibniz conditionals from the late Val Schorre, who was *really*
> good at programming and programming style: Knuth credits Schorre with the
> invention of goto-less programming in the early 1960s. When I redid your
> patch as a Leibniz conditional, I instantly spotted the bug that it
> introduced. You might give Leibniz conditionals a try, as they help make
> code more readable and reliable when checking for range errors or
> overflow.

Perhaps those that need that construct are not good enough to cope with
natural languages.

Andreas.

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