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Re: Understanding internal use functions


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Understanding internal use functions
Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:57:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Paul W. Rankin" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Internal functions/variables usually convey the meaning of "don't
>> rely on me because I might change whenever my author likes".  So it's
>> more a hint to programmers than to users.
>
> So I should name a functions as internal as a way to imply "hey don't
> use this in other programs" (for whatever reason)?

Yes.  And inversely, if you've written a public (non-internal) function
in your package, better assume that someone somewhere is already using
it in her config, so don't change its interface if not absolutely
necessary.

Bye,
Tassilo



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