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Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:23:06 -0700
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Drew Adams wrote:

I thought you didn't look at `text-quoting-style'
as expressing a user preference,

Perhaps you're confusing me with someone else? I don't recall expressing an opinion on the topic. In the current thread I explicitly said I didn't care.

Binding the variable is _more_ flexible, not less.
Whether it is also more error prone as a result of that
I won't argue.

I'm written quite a bit of of code that does text quoting, and this practical experience tells me that the let-binding approach is less desirable, partly because it's more verbose, partly because because it tends to affect more behavior than it should. Theoretical arguments to the contrary are less convincing. Although let-binding has its place, this isn't it.

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