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Re: Trimming strings, /emacs/lisp/emacs-lisp/subr-x.el modification

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Trimming strings, /emacs/lisp/emacs-lisp/subr-x.el modification
Date: Tue, 09 May 2017 16:05:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden> writes:

> > I'm curious what could be reasons not to fix this (in the code).
> Because split-string is used all over the place in Emacs and we'd have
> to check that the fix is not breaking some code somewhere in ways that
> we can't always guess?

I see.

OTOH we would probably also fix a lot of use cases that were broken
until now, unrecognized, in subtle ways.  Also in code outside of the
Emacs repository.

> > Allowing only a subset of possible regexps would be quite strange.
> Not if you document the strangeness.

Per definitionem.  In the long term, it might still be less work to fix


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