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Re: string> missing?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: string> missing?
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:53:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> > 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.

It would seem that today there are more packages bundled in emacs and
the typical user is more likely of using a good dozen of addon packages,
so the chances of re-uses of a function like string> effectively
reducing the size of a complete emacs install might be larger.


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