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Re: [PATCH] src/process.c: remove unnecessary setters

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] src/process.c: remove unnecessary setters
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 09:05:11 +0300

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 22:19:32 -0700
> Cc: Dmitry Antipov <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Robert Cochran wrote:
> > Especially given that in 2015, INTERNAL_FIELD was removed (according to
> > ChangeLog.2 at any rate), it looks like the reason for the functions
> > removed to be abstracted away has long since become irrelevant.
> Thanks for looking into this. I had forgotten the details. I assume nobody 
> needs 
> those getters and setters any more, although it'd be nice to hear from 
> Dmitry. 
> I'll CC: him.

AFAIR, the idea was to help migrate Emacs to a better GC
implementation.  Not sure if that plan is still on Dmitry's or
someone's todo, or whether we want this to be easier in the future.

We have similar functions for other Lisp objects, for similar reasons.

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