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

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: dash.el [was: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs]
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 23:47:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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> The choice between the syntax ($ (+ $1 $2))
> and the syntax #(+ %1 %2), I think it is a small difference.
> If one is ok, the other is ok.
> The # syntax has the small advantage of being a little shorter.
> The $ syntax can be implemented now with a macro -- but if we want this
> feature, I see no reason to hesitate to do implement it in the reader,
> no need to use a macro.  It would not be a lot of work to do that.

I would go for the macro syntax because is could be made backward
compatible with Emacs-27 (as seq.el was with Emacs-24), which the reader
macro cannot.

I also think that if this goes anywhere, Emacs core is the place to be.


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