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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 17:04:07 +0100

On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 4:48 PM Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02.05.2020 18:10, João Távora wrote:
> > (though maybe its rather concat-to-string hehehe)
> Which would defeat the point of the original request.

Yeah, but things are what they are! And still discoverable though, IMO.

But the more I think about it the more I think it's a bad name.  I would
never use it, it's so long. concat is concat. It's not His Excellence
Concatenatious the Third. Learning names of variables and functions
is the easiest and most fun part of programming anyway. You use format
until you stumble upon it. And I hope you don't want to rename it

> BTW, does 'flex' not care about whether the match is in the beginning of
> the string? Only about the gaps and the string's length?

I think so, yes.  I remember thinking about that and come to the conclusion
that the beginning is no more important than the end.

> > My position is: work on the manual.  Make it prettier, better organized,
> > etc.
> > Parsimoniously add new names if that really helps.
> It might take another 5-10 years before I start using the manual regularly.

We should start by reading the time-traveller's handbook, then.

No really, I'm curious. Why don't _you_ use the manual.  Do you read
any manuals? I'm like 50-50%, honestly I'll open the Elisp info node
and just C-s from there, then search around. But sometimes I'll
use google and C-h f.


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