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Re: Modern conventions for structuring Emacs Lisp libraries

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Modern conventions for structuring Emacs Lisp libraries
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:52:04 -0400

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Our conventions for headings in Lisp code are not sacred.  We can
change them if that is a good thing to do.  However, the transient of
such a change is likely to cause some work and trouble for a lot of

Your proposal for handling the conventional ;;; separator lines makes
sense, and I see nothing inherently wrong with it.  But this seems to
assume our code should wag our conventions.  It might be far less work
to change Outline mode and Org mode to understand our existing
conventions, than to change hundreds of Lisp files (including files we
don't maintain).

Dr Richard Stallman
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