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Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:49:07 +0200
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tomas wrote:

> Things become more interesting if the thing coming
> after #' is a symbol, like in #'car.

The use case, at least mine, is to denote functions
so the byte-compiler can check if they are defined.
Makes development faster and more pleasant...

Yeah ... what _is_ the origin/reason of this thing,
deep down? That symbols are not only a value or
a function but both, and more?


> Then we all know we are talking about car's
> symbol-function. This allows the human code readers
> and the compiler to be smarter about the code.

Yeah, however what gain is there to mucking with
that? That cannot be solved, or solved in a worse
way, with "dedicated symbols", I guess?

(Not a rhetorical question.)

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