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Re: `compare-strings' style question


From: tomas
Subject: Re: `compare-strings' style question
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:53:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

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On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 05:17:22PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> address@hidden writes:

[...]

> > Thanks. Still looks a bit funna, though :-)
                                 ^^^ (small keyboard syndrome :)

> In my opinion, t was the wrong choice for a match.  nil would have been
> much better because you can't use the result of compare-strings as a
> condition.

Yes. Nil, or zero, better mimicking C's strcmp.

> But I suppose there is not much one can do now because of compatibility.

Right. Funny though: one of the things I did before whining on this list
was to grep through all the Emacs-provided .el files (23.1.50.1), to get
some idea about its usage and I got no hits.

But one never knows about other users "out there".

Thanks
- -- tomás
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