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Re: Towards a cleaner build

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Towards a cleaner build
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 21:12:30 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> Sounds verbose.  Furthermore, the `declare` we have in Elisp is
> a declaration that relates to the function/macro being defined rather
> than to some chunk of code (it has to come together with the docstring
> and the interactive spec).  It's related to yet different from that of
> Common Lisp.

Well, the "unused" bit is something that comes up when defining
functions, so these things seem tied together...

>> We've embraced `declare' for other things, so I think it makes sense
>> to do that for `ignore', too.  (And perhaps then later mark simple
>> `ignore' as obsolete.)
> `ignore` is a normal function used for various different things.
> The fact that it can be used to silence this warning is just a happy
> coincidence.

Well, somebody surely has implemented it.  :-)  Somewhere.  I looked for
the code and couldn't find it...

>     grep "#'ignore" **/*.el | wc
> gives me more than a hundred reasons not to mark it obsolete ;-)

I meant the special construct; not the function...

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