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Re: Feature request: new function start-remote-process

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Feature request: new function start-remote-process
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:40:14 -0400
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>> In order not to derogate(?) to the custom of objecting late, I'll add an
>> objection right now: the name is wrong because it indicates for what you use
>> the feature rather than what it does.  I think that the name should include
>> "file" somewhere rather than (or at least additionally to) "remote", since
>> the key aspect compared to start-process is that it's a file-name operation.
>> So I'd call it "start-file-process".  Other than that, I fully support this
>> feature, of course.

> Do you still object the name?

Yes, and for the same reasons: the definition of the function makes no
reference to "remote" processes, only to a file-name-handler (which may use
remote processes, of course, but that's not relevant).


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