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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:22:41 +0200

> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:59:14 +0900
> For "discoverability" (or "cognitive gap reduction") purposes, I'd rather 
> have something like
> 1114111 (#o4177777, #x10ffff, t)
> 232 (#o350, #xe8, t)
> or something similar where t is the value of characterp for that integer when 
> the integer is above the value of eval-expression-print-maximum-character.

IMO, this would be extremely confusing.  We don't have any other APIs
like that, and using characterp in this case,m if appropriate, is very

So I very much dislike this proposal, especially since the solution is
easy, and was already pointed out: customize that option.

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