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Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:57:53 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:38:48 -0400
>   > For you and me (and a few others), maybe.  For most of the current
>   > Emacs contributors it's nowhere near "simple enough", because it
>   > requires one to be familiar with intimate details of Emacs object
>   > design and implementation.
> No it doesn't.  The code to look at objects and output them this way
> wouldn't have to know any more about how they are represented
> than the code for Fprinc.

The code like in princ (actually in its subroutines) is exactly what I
think we should try to avoid.

> The idea that all C code should be regarded as unmaintainable
> is a nonstarter.

I didn't say it will be unmaintainable, I said its maintenance will be
harder than of Lisp code.

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