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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 00:23:45 +0100

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Just wanted to voice my support for exactly the points that Dmitry makes.
> > And if we do add it to Elpa, can we give it a slightly longer prefix? Like
> > 'cljstr`?
> I don't think renaming it will fly.  We should definitely add it to GNU
> ELPA because it's used by many other Elisp packages.  But renaming would
> be self-defeating some all those packages won't want to go through
> the renaming.

Well none of those users of s.el are in GNU Elpa, right? They could
trivially rename to use cjstring.el, or string.el.

To be clear, I don't oppose the inclusion of those functions/macros
especially if they really are advantageous (but are they really?).  What
I really don't like about this and the dash.el library is that it takes up
such a prominent place in the shared namespace, because of the
very short  prefix.  Perhaps this argument is a bit reactionary, but then
again s.el seems a bit /arriviste/ in that regard (likely unintentionally).
If we had a package system, ideally one with local nicknames,
this would all be moot, I think.


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