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Re: CL package serious deficiencies

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: CL package serious deficiencies
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:48:23 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "RMS" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

RMS> * We would have to document the CL functions in the manual, which is a
RMS> big increase in the size.  It is not that that is totally intolerable,
RMS> it's that the benefit is not worth the burden.

>>     Why does this consideration not apply to EIEIO?

RMS> Why would it apply to EIEIO?

Because to me EIEIO seems to fit the same criteria as cl.el: it is
pretty big, it is derived from Common Lisp, and it uses Common Lisp
names (so intrudes on the "user namespace").

RMS> I don't think I ever saw a program that used EIEIO.

CEDET uses it.  This was a major feature addition to Emacs.  Presumably
many people use it.

But this discussion is also about what elisp writers may do, not what
they do already.


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