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Re: reveal-filename

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: reveal-filename
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 22:02:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Could we find some other name for this function?
> You are welcome to suggest any name you like.  The only semi-important
> consideration I had in mind was not to have too long a name, so as not
> to require reformatting of too many lines in Makefile.in files.

How 'bout `unmsys--filename'?

>> "Produce the real file name for FILE" isn't sufficiently descriptive
>> to decide when it's buggy and when it's not.
> That's unfair: the doc string does explain what this function does.
> You quoted only the first line of the doc string.

I didn't mean to criticize, sorry.  I just mean that a function with
such a "clean" name should have a "clean" specification of what it
should do, at a higher level than describing its current behavior under
various OSes.  I don't think coming up with such a description is easy,
but I suspect it's not needed either and a less clean name (such as the
one O suggested above) would work just fine.


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