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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 15:48:52 +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, Basil L. Contovounesios wrote:
>>> 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.
> I've written a function that doubles a number x, but I'm thinking about what 
> to
> call it...
>    _||x&    or    (double x)
> Jokes aside, yes I do think Emacs would benefit from an option for people to 
> use
> a clearer syntax for lisp form interpolation.

No objections from me.  My point was that the discussion should remain
focussed on the addition of such aliases, their implementation and
whether it's worth it, not about which form one finds more readable, as
that is a matter of personal taste.


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