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Re: scheme.el bug & fix

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: scheme.el bug & fix
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 10:33:29 -0500

> Yes, but the point is that, in its current form, with-syntax-table
> uses a newly created (copied) syntax-table.  It is very customary to
> create a new syntax-table by first copying an old one and then making
> a few changes.  The current version of with-syntax-table (and its
> documentation string) clearly seems to allow (in fact, nearly
> encourage) such use.  One could argue that this may have been a
> mistake, but it is still the current behavior.

Note that with-syntax-table was introduced in Emacs-21, so it's
rarely used in external packages (most packages try to maintain
compatibility with Emacs-20, and most package writers learn
new macros rather slowly).


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