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Re: good examples of Emacs modules?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: good examples of Emacs modules?
Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 18:16:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> I think the API should be kept as small as possible. Every environment
> member has to be designed, maintained, etc. If we add vector, list, and
> hash table functions, why stop there? Why not add buffer and string
> functions? Or process and network functions? I think new functions should
> only be added if they either solve a problem that could not be solved
> otherwise, or the replacement code would be very awkward, or there is a
> proven significant efficiency gain.

FWIW, I completely agree with keeping the API minimalist.  I think we
can accommodate the request "on the other side", e.g. with a library (or
several of them) that the module can link with (probably statically)
which will do the dance of interning the function name and such.


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