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Re: [PATCH] Raise an error when detecting old-style backquotes.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Raise an error when detecting old-style backquotes.
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:14:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I don't think it'll make any real difference: in both cases the old code
>> won't work anymore: I'm hard pressed to think of a scenario where the
>> "subtle" behavior change is subtle enough not to be detected
>> fairly quickly.
> For example, code such as '(` foo) would change behavior.  Whether a certain
> list is nested or not is definitely subtle enough.

But this is not a complete scenario.  You'd need to give additional
- why is there '(` foo) in the source code (it seems already contrived)?
- How is the result used (it's important that the result be
  used in a way which works differently but without signaling an error
  in both cases)?


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