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Re: [PATCH] sequence manipulation functions

From: Leo Liu
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sequence manipulation functions
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:29:26 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (CentOS Linux 7 (Core))

On 2014-11-12 23:17 +0000, Nic Ferrier wrote:
> I think it's incredible that this is being considered.
> Surely a better option is to put it into elpa.git and recommend it's use
> for at least a release? rather than just putting it directly into emacs?
> I don't understand why that is a good model at all.

Indeed this also confused me greatly. Folks, what are we doing here?

If we were to model another set of list/seq routines after other
functional languages, we need an undertaker that is willing to provide a
more complete initial version and hopefully introduce a few new features
to make it more appealing. It should probably base off some language
such as clojure/haskell but also review similar libraries in other
languages with elisp in mind. i.e. someone who is set out to provide a
>80% solution with consistency and the community in mind.

The author of cl/cl-lib did a great job to make it a 95% solution. Yes
it has ugliness here and there but it is unavoidable to a 95% solution
within the constraint of elisp/emacs. I think if his goal were to
provide a set of cl-like functions he would have succeeded more than
competently 2 decades ago.


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