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Re: compare-windows - synchronize points

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: compare-windows - synchronize points
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 01:59:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Adding the interactive function for syncing seems to be a good thing.
> But what troubles me the most is the namespace wasting.

You think so?  What will you save?  It is just a few bytes in memory.
It is not unheard of, however.  Note, for example, two different
functions for search-forward and re-search-forward.  Now you can bind
both functions to a key, or use them in elisp easily.  In either case,
you might have said, "Well, why not let the user answer a prompt and
decide whether he wants string or regexp search?"  M-x is a nice user
interface because it gives you completion, and with one call, you have
answered all the questions.  The two-step interface was reduced to a
one-step interface.

There is no substitute for experience.

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