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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:08:44 +0900

Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:
> This is a side question, but I have been wondering for a while why Emacs
> doesn't have CL keyword arguments.  Is there a reason?  I looked in the
> Elisp manual, but didn't see anything.

They're complicated and inefficient?

Certainly there are cases where they're the best thing, but the CL core
seems to use them _way_ too much... forcing users to parse their own
keywords makes the complexity more obvious, and hopefully avoids


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