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Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:40:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> And by the time that carelessness bites the user, it'll be a lot more
> difficult to track down its source and fix it, because the
> misunderstanding will have carried over various parts of the design of
> his code.  Lars understands this very well because Gnus's code is full
> of such problems.

Indeed.  Even trivial things like forwarding files drifts irregularly
between states of "works now" and "destroys your files" as Gnus fights
and tries to work with the ever-changing Emacs DWIM machinery.

What's right for interactive use are often not the correct primitives
for implementing protocols.  But if you have predictable primitives, you
can make Emacs DWIM interactively.

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no

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