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Re: 1) (elisp) `Advising Named Functions', 2) search filtering example

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: 1) (elisp) `Advising Named Functions', 2) search filtering example
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:53 -0400

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  > I think Stefan didn't mention one more meaning of "hook" that is
  > specific to Emacs: it is sometimes used in reference to the function
  > that gets placed on the list that is the value of a hook variable.
  > (Actually, to my mind, this is the only situation where something
  > should be called "a hook".)

Don't we use the term "hook function" for these?

  > Most probably, because "hook" is a general-purpose word freely used in
  > general discourse.  I don't see how can we avoid that without having
  > complicated confusing text in the manual.

Let's try it and see what changes would be required.

Dr Richard Stallman
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