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Re: Shrinking the C core

From: Manuel Giraud
Subject: Re: Shrinking the C core
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2023 10:51:23 +0200
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Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:

> Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de> writes:
>> Yes.  There was a time not so long ago when cl.el was banned from use in
>> our Lisp code, except for at compile time.  Our Emacs Lisp was small,
>> simple to understand, and easy to learn.  Now things in cl-lib.el get
>> used as if they are just a normal part of Emacs Lisp.  Our language is
>> thus MUCH more difficult to understand, perhaps by a factor of somewhere
>> between 3 and 10.  When perusing even established parts of Emacs I groan
>> inwardly every time I encounter one of these needless cl-lib features.
>> It stops me dead, forcing me to consult doc strings (which are often
>> missing and often inadequate even when they are present) or even manuals.
> I agree.  The use of generic functions for window system initialization
> irks me to no end.

Not Emacs related anymore, but I'd like to hear your point of view on
this matter.  It seems to me that a window system is a good candidate
for genericity.
Manuel Giraud

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