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Re: [PATCH] Re: Algorithm in electric-pair--unbalanced-strings-p unsuita

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: Algorithm in electric-pair--unbalanced-strings-p unsuitable for CC Mode
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:54:39 +0100

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 10:52 AM Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello, João.

> > many, many years. Depending on how it is implemented (certainly how Alan
> > implemented it) it breaks things in Emacs core and third-party code.
Can we perhaps keep the disparagement a bit more muted, please?

How can this be disparagement? It's a simple statement of fact. If you didn't
break things, what did you fix and what are you fixing?  Is "break" the
word that you associate with disparagement, maybe? I admit it's a word
that I hear very often in software engineering, I didn't invent it.

Maybe you associate it with clumsiness, like I'm implying you're a
doofus breaking things recklessly. I'm not, believe me. But unless you
give me a better word that expresses "take action in area A with the
consequence that the previous behavior in area B isn't observed any
more", I'll have to keep using "break".


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