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Re: moving more cl seq/mapping support into core

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: moving more cl seq/mapping support into core
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 08:07:10 -0500
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On Tue, 05 Oct 2010 05:55:45 -0400 Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote: 

RS> The fact that many programmers use cl.el is not conclusive.  Those
RS> programmers won't use cl names for anything else -- others might.

My experience as a spectator has been that almost all ELisp programmers
are aware of cl.el and don't redefine its functions.

FWIW, I am strongly in favor of making cl.el a first-class citizen.  The
pain of the promotion is outweighed by the benefits IMO.

RS> Meanwhile, there is a further issue.  If we move these symbols into
RS> the standard Elisp, we need to document them in the Lisp Reference
RS> manual.  We could certainly do that, with some work.  But it would
RS> also make the Elisp manual bigger and more expensive.

I hope that's not an impediment.  Maybe it can be an optional extra
volume to the ELisp manual.


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