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Re: Allow specifying services as symbols?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Allow specifying services as symbols?
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:21:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:36:00 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> The issue came up as a customization user-side problem and I suggested
>> allowing symbols.  Using symbols is consistent with many other Emacs
>> facilities (too many to list) that use symbols to enumerate a small set
>> of choices.  It makes customization simpler and less error-prone for
>> software that uses `make-network-process'.  It doesn't really cost

SM> We're talking about an argument to a function, so it's not directly
SM> related to customization.  IOW if there's a problem with customization,
SM> it can be fixed elsewhere.

OK, let's forget about the patch.  There's too many useful cases where a
symbol could be passed to `make-network-process' as the service name and
trigger special behavior, plus there's no real need for changing the
current behavior.


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