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

From: Richard Stallman
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: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 02:45:01 -0400

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  > I understand that it is intended to be a long-term solution, but it is 
  > not.  We cannot convince all these library authors to change the way they 
  > write calls to Magnars' libraries, yet with the chosen solution, it will 
  > nonetheless be necessary to adapt each Elisp file they write, by changing 
  > the (require 's) into a (require 'magnars-string) and by adding a 
  > read-symbol-shorthands local variable at the end of these files.

I think there is a misunderstanding about how we plan to handle this.
Unless I have misremembered, we plan to replace the file s.el with a
simple file that sets up a shorthand for `s-' and loads magnar-string.el.

The programs that currently use s.el will require no change at all.

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