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Re: Remove delete-overlay?

From: Daniel Brockman
Subject: Re: Remove delete-overlay?
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 06:27:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I have some times looked at the doc string for delete-overlay to convince
>> myself that the overlay is not deleted by delete-overlay.  It is just
>> removed from the buffer.
> I always felt like it should be called "overlay-detach" or something like
> that, but I also always felt like it was much too late to change its name.

Why not `detach-overlay'?

If all functions were named according to `TYPE-OPERATION',
what reason would we have to keep the `apropos' command? :-)

By the way, I agree with Lennart: while (to me) `delete' has
misleading connotations, `remove' is just right.

Daniel Brockman <address@hidden>

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