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Re: Inconsistency in `string-to-number'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Inconsistency in `string-to-number'
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:19:51 +0300

> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:45:50 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Obviously, any such change should be done post 23.1; there's almost
> 1,000 uses of `string-to-number' in lisp/*.el. It's hard to know how
> many of them assume that "1:" will be interpreted as "1".

Which is why I thing we should fix it the other way around: to
recognize "1.2:" as a number.  That cannot possibly break anything, so
it should be safe to do before the release, IMO.

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