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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 23:43:18 -0400

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  > Can we agree, though, that 'concat' and 'append' are too far from the 
  > "long-a🐍🐍" end of the spectrum?

Could you restate the point in plain English?
I don't get it.

'append' is an ancient, fundamental Lisp function
from before 1960.

'concat' is not quite so old, but the Lisp Machine had it in the late
70s and maybe other Lisp implementations had it earlier.
That is too old a tradition to mess with.
'substring' is equally old.
As soon as there were strings, there would have been these two functions.

Dr Richard Stallman
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Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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