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Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 12:41:04 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Suit yourself, but then there will be immediately a test of
> system-type and a call to a primitive on w32 (because there's no
> similar device there).  IMO, it's ugly, but that's me.

I was only making a general remark about your assertion that "using
platform-dependent interfaces in Lisp is not the Emacs way, in my book".

In this particular case, if some half gets written in C and the other in
Elisp, the benefit of using Elisp might not be worth the trouble, indeed.


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