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Re: require basic stuff from specific packages


From: Howard Melman
Subject: Re: require basic stuff from specific packages
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:26:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> (erc-trim-string string) ; here
>>
>> Use `string-trim' instead.
>>
>> `erc-trim-string' demonstrates why having
>> compat functions strewn around various packages
>> is unhelpful for users trying to navigate the
>> Emacs code base.
>
> Yes, `string-trim' in in subr-x does it!
>
> How are you supposed to find it tho?

In this case it's particularly egregious because sub-x.el
isn't documented in the lisp manual or in any other manual.

Perhaps a page in the lisp manual describing these 11
functions, saying these are potentially useful, would mean
that someone would find them, use them and then we'd be able
to deem them useful.

-- 

Howard




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