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Re: Text property searching

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Text property searching
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:16:37 +0200
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Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> If you fail to do this, people will curse you.  The functions, instead
> of being correct, will merely be functions which sort-of work most of
> the time.  And the correct advice given to hackers wishing to write
> correct programs would be to avoid the new functions altogether and use
> the currently existing text property searching functions instead.

But as the experiment shows, the new function (dis)regards the same
subset of things (i.e., nil and the absence of a value) as the old
functions.  So that doesn't seem likely to happen.

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