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Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Change of Lisp syntax for "fancy" quotes in Emacs 27?
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:37:28 +0200

> Cc: Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii
>  <address@hidden>, address@hidden, Drew Adams <address@hidden>,
>  address@hidden
> From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:36:49 -0500
> > The middle line would require Emacs to do a fuzzy search for similar
> > symbols, which may be too much.
> OCaml does this (but at compile time).  Do we have a way to delay the fuzzy 
> search to the point when the error message is displayed?  Otherwise we'll pay 
> the price of the search even if the error is then swallowed by a 
> condition-case.

Isn't this premature optimization?  We aren't even sure yet that such
a fuzzy search will be too expensive.  We could, for example,
implement the confusables as a char-table, which would make it fast
enough, I think.

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