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Re: string> missing?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: string> missing?
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:40:19 +0300

> From: Tassilo Horn <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 22:40:48 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >>   > You say that this goal no longer exists, but the practice of Emacs
> >>   > maintenance tells me otherwise.  We are still making optimization
> >>   > changes, some of them quite deep and pervasive ones, for very little
> >>   > benefits, like a few percents decrease in memory footprint or in CPU
> >>   > usage, even under the most favorable conditions.
> >> 
> >> 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.

All of that was true back when Richard made his decision.

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