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Re: Warning compiling obarray.el on master

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Warning compiling obarray.el on master
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:32:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Perhaps, but the danger of clashing names doesn't go away with these
> measures, it just gets lower.

True, but that applies to most/all global variables we have.
And it's important to take into account that the reason why the danger
is reduced is not just because "longer names are more rare and contain
more entropy" or something like that, but because the longer name better
describes the variable, so it reduces the risk that someone else will
use that same identifier to refer to something different.


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