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Re: dolist?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: dolist?
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 08:35:59 +0900

2005/7/3, Drew Adams <address@hidden>:
> There should either be two different functions, only one of which has this
> feature, or this should somehow be optional with `message'.

There could be a variable you bind to have it not do such suppression
(or to refine the algorithm it uses -- perhaps telling the message
code what prefix to consider a duplicate [instead of looking for

However, the standard `message' calls should probably be left as is. 
Most elisp programmers treat `message' as temporary output, and don't
consider that the results are logged, so they often write many
progress messages using `message'.  This looks great to the user, but
can make the message log completely useles by swamping it with
duplicate entries; the current suppression of duplicates tries to work
around this problem.

Documentation is of course a good thing...

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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