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Re: string> missing?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: string> missing?
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:53:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ivan Shmakov <address@hidden> writes:

>  > 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.

Yes, of course.  But the lambda in emacs/lisp/help.el can be replaced
just now, and then the addition of string> is at least a zero sum game.


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