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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: 조성빈
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 21:22:26 +0900

> 2020. 5. 2. 오후 9:14, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> 작성:
>> From: 조성빈 <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 21:09:11 +0900
>> Cc: Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
>> address@hidden, address@hidden
>>> For that, you should definitely read the manual, not just look at the
>>> list of APIs.  A list of the APIs will not tell enough, especially if
>>> you are coming to a language that has a long history, with such
>>> idiosyncratic names as cdr and assq.
>> Isn’t this the problem that the proposal is trying to address? So that 
>> people can get more info from the function names without needing to know all 
>> of the idiosyncrasies.
> Yes.  But as I wrote earlier, I think the hopes that names will solve
> this problem are overrated.

I think Philippe explained it well, but it’s useful for situations where you 
know the concept, used a bit, but haven’t used it enough to internalize the 
function names.

IMHO the function names have failed if one can’t guess simple function names 
without looking at the documentation at all — Everyone is saying that C-h will 
help, but personally the fact that one needs to open a *Help* buffer while 
writing elisp means that it should be improvable.

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