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Re: Working Around for cl-count

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Working Around for cl-count
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:01:19 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (windows-nt)

"Drew Adams" <> writes:

>> >> >> Versions of Emacs less than version 24.2 complain about 
>> >> >> the lack of `cl-count`.
>> >> >
>> >> > In older versions, `cl-count' is called `count'.
>> >> > Use something like this:
>> >> > (if (fboundp 'cl-count) #'cl-count #'count)
>> >> 
>> >> Or use the `cl-lib' package that's on GNU ELPA.
>> >
>> > You can't do that if your code that calls `cl-count' is 
>> > used by others.
>> >
>> > What are you going to do?  Tell users of your code who have 
>> > Emacs < 24.2 that they must download `cl-lib' from GNU ELPA
>> > and put it in their `load-path'?  Or download it yourself
>> > and bundle that package with your code?
>> You publish your code as package to one of the ELPA 
>> repositories and add "cl-lib" as one of the dependencies.
> So instead of fixing this at the source-code level, with just a few chars of
> Lisp, you try to solve the problem at the distribution level: "Just use GNU
> ELPA".
> Have hammer, will see nails...

You can use whatever workaround you want, but obviously the shim cl-lib
published at GNU ELPA is targeted at packages already present in or
indented for ELPA.

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