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Re: The poor state of documentation of pcase like things.

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: The poor state of documentation of pcase like things.
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:07:57 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> After all, despite of the tone on both sides, I think we came to
>> some conclusions:
>> - The pcase docs must be updated, esp. wrt quoting/ backquote, and
>> missing stuff (e.g. first matching branches' body is executed,
>> remaining branches are ignored).
>> - We should not use it in cases where a different thing (esp. cl-case)
>> exactly fits.  "Promoters" should use it sparse in contributions and
>> only in cases where it improves readability or makes the case
>> distinction clearer (given the reader read the documentation).  Others
>> should accept that some people find it handy and will use it in such
>> cases in their contributions.
>> - Occurrences in the sources must be revised.
>> The only substantial difference, I think, was whether the design and
>> concept of pcase is useful.  I think it's ok when people have different
>> preferences here (like with `loop', which I personally avoid btw).
>> Thanks everyone, Michael.

> A very constructive contribution to the discussion, IMO.

> Thanks for taking a stab at the doc improvement.  That will be
> a great help, including in terms of guiding our use of `pcase'.

> And thanks for the consensus summary - sounds good to me.

Excellent summary and resolution, I agree. We can continue debate on
emacs-tangents, but this is resolved now from emacs-devel's point of view.
Michael and I will produce new documentation shortly.

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