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Re: Off Topic (was: bug#31544)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Off Topic (was: bug#31544)
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 22:48:59 -0400

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  > > We have such things but we haven't adopted any of them in Emacs itself.

  > Doesn't rx.el qualify?

It's an example of what I said.  We have it, but we don't actually use it
much if at all.  This suggests to me that it has drawbacks which prevent
it from being clearly superior.

If someone comes up with a replacement syntax that reduces the drawbacks,
we might start using it all the time.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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