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Re: changing function signatures and no library version # => must use to
Re: changing function signatures and no library version # => must use too-general test
Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:55:34 -0400
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)
> I don't know specifically what happened with help-insert-xref-button,
> but it's prety common to change a function's list of arguments without
> subsantially changing its body and/or its conceptual meaning, in which
> case it will usually makes more sense to keep the same name.
> Too bad for Emacs users. No, I don't see how that usually makes more sense,
> whether it is common or not.
In most coding practices, there is this thing about choosing your function
names based on what they do.
> Annoyance to developers is important, but it is not as important as clean
> software and clear software maintenance.
It is *specifically* for clarity of the code and clear software maintenance
that function names should be chosen correctly, without having to worry
about previously used names.