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RE: Add new functions to mark/unmark/delete all bookmarks

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Add new functions to mark/unmark/delete all bookmarks
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:07:28 +0000 (UTC)

> > he'd rather that the "new code" be taken from
> > his to reduce the difference between bookmark.el 
> > and bookmark+.el.
> And I don't think that's a reasonable expectation
> for Drew to have -- there's no requirement for
> people working on bookmark.el to look at the
> bookmark+.el code.

I have no such expectation, believe me.

I only said that Emacs is welcome to take stuff
from Bookmark+, "either as is or as a starting

I do think that doing so would benefit vanilla
Emacs (as well as potentially help me in terms
of perhaps reducing some Bookmark+ maintenance).

But I don't expect that to happen - not at all.

The features of Bookmark+ - the ideas - are
useful, I think.  The implementation is also
reasonable, but the features are the main
thing it has to offer.  They might at least
serve as food for thought.

IMO, bookmarks are a pretty general tool.  They
can be used for all kinds of things.

The name "bookmark" can be somewhat misleading,
as Emacs bookmarks are just another way to hook
in arbitrary bits of code - like hooks, timers,
etc.  That they are often associated with target
"places" is a plus, but not a requirement.

And besides hooking in code they hook in data:
timestamps, number of uses/visits, annotations,
anything at all...

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