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Re: Replace trivial pcase occurrences in the Emacs sources

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Replace trivial pcase occurrences in the Emacs sources
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:21:05 -0400
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On 31/10/2018 14.33, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:28:45 -0400
>>> But the pattern is not the one that destructures.  So I think
>>> "pattern-based destructuring" or "destructuring using patterns" would
>>> be better.  Or something like that.  I'm still looking for an
>>> appropriate term.
>> I think I don't understand what kind of term you're looking for, then :/
>> A "destructuring pattern" is a thing; "destructuring using patterns" is an 
>> action.
> A thing can be called "destructuring" if it destructures something.
> It's like a "flying carpet": the carpet that flies.  But in our case
> the patterns don't destructure anything, they are a means for
> destructuring.

But something can also be called "destructuring" if it's used *for* 
destructuring: a "swimming pool" is not a pool that swims, it's a pool that's 
used for swimming.  I think of "destructuring" in "destructuring pattern" as a 
gerund, not a present participle:<we have "shopping lists" and "shaving cream", 
so why not "destructuring patterns"? :)


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