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Re: sequence manipulation functions

From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: Re: sequence manipulation functions
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:41:12 +0100
User-agent: mu4e; emacs 24.3.1

I see "cl-lib" as a compatibility package with Common Lisp, not a base
library of the language. My goal is not to remove or replace "cl-lib",
but to add core sequence functions to Elisp.


Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> I think these should use a "seq-" prefix.  This will not only avoid
>> naming conflicts, but also helps discover those functions, since you
>> can type `(seq- TAB' to see all related functions.
> No.  Emacs should follow Common Lisp in this regard.
> http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/cltl/clm/node141.html#SECTION001800000000000000000
> And it should follow it not only in terms of names but also in terms
> of behavior, as much as is practical.  E.g., `some-p' should be `some',
> and it should have the Common Lisp `some' behavior.
> This might already be more or less the case for `cl-some' etc., in
> which case there is no need (and it would be a nuisance) to add a
> separate `some-p' etc. with a different behavior.

Nicolas Petton

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