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Re: string> missing?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: string> missing?
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 20:28:08 -0400

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  > > 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.

Those definitions did not exist in 1985.  And on the very small machine,
you could not load such big Lisp programs; they would not fit.

Dr Richard Stallman
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