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Re: xassert in dispextern.h

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: xassert in dispextern.h
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:13:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

>>    The right answer is to change those xasserts (and _only_ those) which
>>    cause a problem or test something silly or are insanely inefficient
>> How do we find and recognize all of those?
> In order to demonstrate that the majority are superfluous, one has to
> actually be able to make exactly the same sort of judgement for each
> xassert -- so I'm saying, if you can make that judgement, then why not
There's that "YOU" again -- please be precise -- who is that?

If nobody can or will to that (and nobody has volounteered to do it
yet) -- then it will not happen, and the xasserts continue to be a
source of irrelevant crashes for users (who as David points out have
to rely on CVS emacs for their work).

> use it on a case-by-case basis to get the best of both worlds?

> If, on the other hand, it's the case that nobody can make that
> judgement for most xasserts, then nobody is in a position to say
> xassert can safely be disabled either.

Well, the experience from enabling xasserts definitely shows that
they cannot be "safely enabled".

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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