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Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote

From: Paul W. Rankin
Subject: Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 23:35:02 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 26.2

On Mon, May 20 2019, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:

I'm not sure this would really help much with comprehension --
especially the (splice b) thing. That looks like a function call, but modifies the structure of list of the parent sexp, which is quite
magical indeed.

All Emacs Lisp forms look like function calls.

,@b at least tells the reader "there may be something here that's odd", which I think may help comprehension.

Are you suggesting that ,@b is easier to comprehend than (splice b)? I think that is a hard case to make. Try to put yourself in the mindset of someone just learning Emacs Lisp.


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