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Re: Rationale for split-string?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Rationale for split-string?
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 17:18:31 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) XEmacs/21.5 (cabbage)

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

    Stefan> As I said, the XEmacs behavior is more regular and
    Stefan> probably preferable.


How about the convenience function aspect?  Do you agree that keying
on one or more symbols for less regular, but useful, behavior is a
reasonable interface?  I would prefer to _not_ overload
`split-string', but have a second function.  I'm not wedded to that,

    Stefan> Why do people assume that I'd want gross hacks in Emacs's
    Stefan> code ?

It didn't look funny, and I've fallen into the habit of taking what
you say seriously.  Should I break that habit?  :-)

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