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Re: string> missing?

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: string> missing?
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:35:31 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

 >>> Adding string> might be 200 bytes.  Saving 200 bytes is
 >>> insignificant.

 >> It was also insignificant back when you decided not to include it.

 > Adding string> to Emacs proper is maybe additional 200 bytes but may
 > save a multiple of its size when packages start using it instead of
 > defining their own version each.  For example, there are already
 > gnus-string>, org-string>, and also org-string>=.  And there are also
 > quite many lambdas implementing string>, e.g., in emacs/lisp/help.el,
 > so the addition of string> can in fact reduce the Emacs footprint if
 > it gets used there.

        Then again, introducing string> in version X of Emacs means that
        all these packages are still bound to carry their own versions
        until their respective maintainers decide to drop support for
        pre-X Emacs versions.

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