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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:18:12 -0400
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On 2016-10-11 00:06, Marcin Borkowski wrote:
> BTW, someone (Raman?) on this thread said that namespaces save typing.
> That's not exactly right; that goal is achieved with autocompletion (as
> he already noticed).  What namespaces really do is twofold:
> 1. Help avoid collisions, and
> 2. (last but not least!) save on reading.
> Long function names are really bad.

I think nameless makes both of these a non-issue.  You get "import x as y" 
using custom prefixes (such as fl: for font-lock), and for your own code 
there's no typing (C-- inserts the package prefix) and no wasted space.

Bottom line: I don't see much use for proper namespaces :)


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