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[debbugs-tracker] bug#25032: closed (25.1; `bookmark-set-internal', `boo

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Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#25032: closed (25.1; `bookmark-set-internal', `bookmark-set-no-overwrite')
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 08:57:02 +0000

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has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #25032,
regarding 25.1; `bookmark-set-internal', `bookmark-set-no-overwrite'
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 25.1; `bookmark-set-internal', `bookmark-set-no-overwrite' Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:21:12 -0800 (PST)
1. Why is "internal" function `bookmark-set-internal' a _command_
   (interactive)?  What sense does an "internal" command make?  It seems
   that the `interactive' spec here was a copy+paste mistake.  It should
   be removed, I think.

2. The `interactive' spec for `bookmark-set-internal' seems wrong
   anyway.  NAME is the raw prefix arg?  And then NAME is simply taken
   as is (as STR) and compared using `string-equal'?  This cannot be

3. Similarly, why does the doc string of `bookmark-set-internal' say
   "_Interactively_..."?  It should just say that it prompts for a
   bookmark name and then...  And "error" is not easily and commonly
   understood as a verb - use "raise an error" instead.

4. `bookmark-set-internal' should preferably not accept both args PROMPT
   and NAME.  If NAME is present (e.g. for non-interactive use of
   `bookmark-set') then PROMPT makes no sense and is not used (and the
   doc string is wrong about PROMPT in that case).
5. In `bookmark-set-internal', a nil third arg should have been used to
   mean overwrite, not raise an error, as overwriting is still, and
   always has been, the default behavior of `bookmark-set'.  You should
   have introduced the new value `error', not the new value `overwrite',
   and kept the default (nil) behavior as overwriting.

   You will no doubt argue that this does not matter because
   `bookmark-set-internal' is "internal".  But the main command is
   still, and should still be `bookmark-set'.  `bookmark-set-internal'
   should reflect _its_ behavior for the default case (nil).

6. Error messages, like other messages, should not end with a period.

No doubt it is "too late" for #4 and #5.  Hopefully not for the rest.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#25032: 25.1; `bookmark-set-internal', `bookmark-set-no-overwrite' Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:55:53 +0300
> From: Stefan Kangas <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 19:07:57 +0200
> Cc: Drew Adams <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Thanks for the review; attached an updated version.

Thanks, I pushed this to the master branch.

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