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Re: Do shorthands break basic tooling (tags, grep, etc)? (was Re: Shorth

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Do shorthands break basic tooling (tags, grep, etc)? (was Re: Shorthands have landed on master)
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 02:06:43 -0400

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  >   Other people actually now have to mentally account
  > for the fact that every symbol they see might not actually exist by
  > that name.

I think that very few Emacs users, and few Emacs Lisp programmers,
will need to account for this.  We will fix various tools to handle
them seamlessly.

Are you assuming that a symbol will have a usual long name,
and someone will define a shorthand so as to refer to it by
a shorter name?

That usage will be possible, but the way I want to use it is

Namely, a package's entry points will have only one name, the same
name people already know.  But -- and this is the change -- that name
will be visible only in programs that require the package.

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