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Re: Files that begin with a period

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Files that begin with a period
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:07:58 +0200

> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:32:15 +0200
> From: "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 13:19, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I'm okay with this change, but I think we shouldn't rename the
> > constant.  There's no need to, really, and doing so introduces
> > gratuitous back-compatibility problems.
> I'm quite agnostic about the names, but a *great* deal of the thread
> was choosing appropriate ones, and XEmacs compatibility and prior art
> were involved. Stephen J. Turnbull participated in the discussion and
> was willing to add the function to XEmacs, IIRC.

If compatibility with XEmacs is the reason for the renaming, the
proper vehicle for dealing with that is defalias, not a new name, IMO.

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