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Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:28:25 +0100
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() Kelly Dean <address@hidden>
() Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:52:17 +0000

   If I'm just part of a minority that fails to understand that
   ⌜default⌝ is the most sensible term for the Emacs environment
   whose variables don't shadow variables in any other
   environment, then of course the term shouldn't be changed.

   But if I'm part of a majority that fails to understand, then
   resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

This particular line of thinking has led to "hacker" being a
denigration in society at large, among other more serious

I think if you program in C, it is easy to see how ‘switch’
.. ‘default:’ illustrates the dynamic aspect of the concept.
Rather than "this thing does not shadow", i see "this action is
the last recourse".

[Insert Pirsig-esque ruminations, here...]

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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