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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:01:00 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 03:53:12PM +0200, Stefan Kangas wrote:
> <address@hidden> writes:
> > > It is much easier for the mind to think in terms of namespaces, here are
> > > examples from other languages:
> >
> > What do you propose?
> >
> > I think "rename everything" doesn't look like a viable option?
> I'm not sure "everything" would have to be renamed.  Only the names
> that do not follow the prefix convention, at least in some of the more
> important cases (alist is a good example).  I think that would be a
> big improvement.
> We could use 'define-obsolete-function-alias' to do that.  We are
> under no obligation to remove the obsolete aliases, so it would not
> have to break any existing code.

That sounds plausible, yes. I think Lisp oldtimers would tend to
use the "classical" names, they are deeply ingrained. But aliasing
sounds friendly to both parties :)

-- t

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