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Re: extended rx.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: extended rx.el
Date: 29 Apr 2004 12:44:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> By the way, I don't understand this change (which isn't in ChangeLog,
> like quote a few (many?) changes):

It sure is in ChangeLog.

> revision 1.13
> date: 2004/04/23 21:25:58;  author: monnier;  state: Exp;  lines: +15 -25
> (rx-syntax): Move sregex style syntax to code.
> (rx-bracket, rx-check-any, rx-any): Clean up name space.

> I think taking the simple syntax symbols out of the alist in the first
> change makes it less clear,

I obviously disagree.  Also implementing it programmatically rather than
via a manually managed table has the advantage of being
automatically uptodate.

> and what's wrong with using `bracket' dynamically bound, purely locally
> (the second change).

And what's wrong with using an explicit prefix?

> In an earlier change, why did the years I put in the copyright notice
> need to change from `2001, 2003, 2004' to `2001, 03, 2004'?

It didn't need to.

> If that's required,

It's not.


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