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Re: antlr-mode.el - need some support by python.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: antlr-mode.el - need some support by python.el
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:54:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> Just having a dynamically-scoped var by itself seems a more verbose and
>>> error-prone approach to me.
>> The narrowing state is just the same as a dynamically-scoped var, it's
>> just not exposed in the same way to Elisp.
> I'm not sure I understand your point.

That's just because I misunderstood yours ;-)

> it's a special var which many built-in function respect, so the user
> respects it automatically, most of the time, without even trying to.

The fact that it's only obeyed by using it explicitly is a feature: as
explained, setting narrowing has too far reaching effects which are not
always desirable.


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