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Re: sequence manipulation functions

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: sequence manipulation functions
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:12:31 -0500

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  > > This library has the same problem as cl: it defines functions
  > > which don't have a name prefix, and are therefore liable to conflict
  > > with users' own functions.

  > Isn't that the case of all functions that are added to Emacs?

Not all.  Several of the examples you cited have a name prefix which
makes conflicts unlikely.

When the issue is to add a function to Emacs _as a documented
function_, something that is part of the name space users should not
know about and not interfere with, a name prefix is not necessary.

However, the message I responded to did not talk about adding
documented standard functions to Emacs.  It proposed a library that
could be loaded.  That is a different kind of issue.

Dr Richard Stallman
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