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Re: Opaque objects and Emacs documentation

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Opaque objects and Emacs documentation
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:49:17 +0300
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On 17.07.2020 18:41, Drew Adams wrote:
"Don't look! - INTERNAL" is, in particular,
not a good reason.  It's not a reason at all,
except perhaps in the context of protecting
private property, which we're not in the
business of doing, here.  Opaqueness should
be anathema to free software.

"You may look, but try not to touch" would perhaps be a better analogy.

Lisp indeed is a special language, and any concerns that my choice would actually be _hiding_ something from the users is a dramatic overstatement. Both the code and the returned values are trivial to examine.

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