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Re: Pushing the mark from a primitive like goto-char

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Pushing the mark from a primitive like goto-char
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:12:20 -0500

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In general, the interactive spec should only read the arguments.
The "real work" should be done in the function body once it gets the

The reason for this is clean design, and to gives the right
relationship between interactive calls and noninteractive.

However, reading the arguments can legitimately have side effects,
byproducts of reading the arguments -- for instance, changing the
obarray if you need to intern something.

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