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

From: Herbert Euler
Subject: Re: find-file-noselect needs save-match-data
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:07:58 +0800

    > Yes, but if people get in the habit of using a new function
    > whenever they don't actually want to use the match data,
    > which I expect is most of the time, that need to think carefully
    > will be much less frequent.

    I think this is a delusion.

We will have to agree to disagree.

Would someone please implement string-match-p and looking-at-p?
(A variable would be more general, but not as simple to use.
Its only advantage over save-match-data would be a small speedup.)

Is there somebody working on it?  If not, I would like to start it.

Guanpeng Xu

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