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Re: A read-based grep-like for symbols (el-search?) (was Do shorthands b

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: A read-based grep-like for symbols (el-search?) (was Do shorthands break basic tooling (tags, grep, etc)? (was Re: Shorthands have landed on master))
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 08:50:39 +0000

Yes, yes, that's basically what happens with Common Lisp, because things are separated by `:`. And in many other languages as you say. Unfortunately, it's not 100% clean in Elisp because it relies on convention, not syntax.

It seems very easy to enforce a syntax for this:

It also very easily breaks one of the main use cases for this feature: to import s.el, dash.el, f.el and its user libraries with minimal changes to them.

I probably misunderstand something, but why would it break that use case? Could you indicate what would be put in the elisp-shorthands for (a) the s.el library, and (b) a user library that uses s.el?

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