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Re: Three questions about pcase for Stefan

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Three questions about pcase for Stefan
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:52:02 -0500
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>> And to tell you the truth, I don't think it's a great idea to make nil
>> and t match themselves.
> Why?  It would be quite useful in practice, and fit perfectly into the
> rest of the semantics.

Because, as history has shown, there are other "intuitive/natural"
semantics for t and nil here, so I think it's better to just reject
those patterns and avoid any possible confusion.

> Of course one can still quote them...

Indeed, and it's so easy to do, that I don't see much benefit in letting
people drop the quote.


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