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Re: ;;; anything.el --- open anything

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: ;;; anything.el --- open anything
Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:51:55 -0700
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On Aug 5, 3:31 pm, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Can't you do that with a defadvice? I was tempted to add a hook for
>     adaptive sorting too, but I decided to use advice instead, because I
>     don't want to add stuff which only serves a particular purpose and can
>     be implemented with standard emacs methods.
> If we hope to install this in Emacs some day, please don't
> use advice.  It is bad for debugging to have one part of Emacs
> put advice on another, so we want to avoid installing such things.
> It is better to add new hooks in Emacs, where they are needed.

I agree. Defadvice is mostly a temporary measure until the code is
matured and we see more clearly what hooks needed and where, that's
why I suggested postponing the decision until a later time


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