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Re: Delete variables obsolete since Emacs 23

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Delete variables obsolete since Emacs 23
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 00:13:49 -0400

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ISTR that we declared interactive-p obsolete because it is an not a
correct solution to the problem it is meant to solve.
The correct solution is to give the function an optional argument
and an interactive spec which provides a non-nil value for that argument
in interactive calls.

There are cases where that gives the right answer,
while interactive-p gives the wrong answer.

The point is, you really should change each of those functions
so that it will not misbehave in those special situations.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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