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Re: find-file-noselect needs save-match-data

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: find-file-noselect needs save-match-data
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 05:46:27 -0400

    It's quite the opposite IMO.  "safe" can mean many things, whereas
    "nodata" clearly indicates that it doesn't set (or modify) match-data.

Just "data" doesn't clearly refer to the match data.

What this function would do is avoid side effects.
What other names do people use to mean "without side effects"?

    Again, I like the inhibit- name, as other similar variables use the same

The name `inhibit-match-data' doesn't fit with a feature that inhibit
_setting_ the match data.  Other variables called `inhibit-...'
followed by a the name of some data inhibit the data from being obeyed
or acted on.  It doesn't seem right to use a similar name to prevent
setting the data.

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