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Re: Shrinking the C core

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Shrinking the C core
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2023 09:23:49 +0200
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tomas wrote:

>>> It matters a very great deal. In practice you cannot avoid
>>> "using" these features if you have to understand or debug
>>> somebody else's code.
>> But it is up to him/her how [s]he writes his/her code.
> This is absolutely naive. A language (a computer language,
> too) is a communication device, and therefore inherently
> a social construct.

What are you talking about, people are allowed to use parts of
Elisp, but not other parts like cl-lib, that makes them naive?

At the same time they are advanced enough to use the
supposedly super-complex features of cl-lib?

> In the case of Emacs Lisp, we'll have to accept that people
> like Richard and Eli carry more weight in those questions
> than you and me, be it because they've put orders of
> magnitude more of work in there than us.

Absolutely not, everyone is allowed to use Elisp in any way
they want including parts of it that Richard and Eli or anyone
else for that matter don't like, if they or someone else at
some later stage choose to maintain that same code, that has
absolutely nothing to do with it and that hypothetical
situation is something they have chosen to enter and, if so,
it is their problem if they don't like that code's reliance on
certain parts of Elisp.


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