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Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 14:47:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Paul W. Rankin" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

I think this is a subjective matter, so the question is, as you say in
your other message, whether aliases should be added for those that
prefer the latter form; not which form each person finds most readable.



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