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Re: dash.el [was: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs]

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: dash.el [was: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs]
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 23:16:22 -0400

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  > > This is just a matter of following the good practises that already
  > > exist in Emacs.  It would be a bad idea to start making a mess, and
  > > then encouraging this mess to become larger.

  > Posited on s.el being a mess, which neither it, nor dash.el is. They are
  > both nice APIs that are nice to use.

I agree with you that s.el, in and of itself, is not a mess.
I can't speak for AMS, but maybe he would agree.

However, adding s.el to Emacs, or to GNU ELPA, would make a mess.  The
mess would be the juxtaposition of Emacs's own string functions, with
the s.el string functions -- two different interfaces for the same
job, similar in some places and disparate in others, in an
unpredictable way.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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