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Re: Emacs 25.0.04: Feature Request: Make called-interactively-p's argume

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs 25.0.04: Feature Request: Make called-interactively-p's argument optional
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:02:04 -0400

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  > ​This is a frequently called function and it is not good design to make
  > everyone who has encountered it and read the documentation forever more
  > have to add that argument when so many of the use cases would not require
  > it.

Maybe there is bad design in this -- in the fact that programmers need
to make this complex choice to avoid giving users bad behavior.  Good
design would, I suppose, make the choice unnecessary.

Telling people to ignore the choice, or choose at random, while
the choice is still necessary, would not be better design.
Dr Richard Stallman
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