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Re: What to do about changeword?

From: René Seindal
Subject: Re: What to do about changeword?
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 14:26:30 +0200
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I have no problem with the removal of changeword, but it is the brainchild of François so I never took it out.

To be onest I don't think anybody is using it. I can't remember seeing any reference to it from users of m4 for ages.


Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 05:35:09PM -0400, François Pinard wrote:


On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 09:36:05PM +0100, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:

Can you think of an (useful) application of the changeword machinery
that could justify the order of magnitude slowdown in the parser?  As
Rene's comments point out, changesyntax can achieve most of the useful
parts of changeword's functionality without the overhead.

I vote for ripping it out to clean up the source, and remove the
tempatation for people to use it! :-)

I agree.  I think Franc,ois is the guy to whom we should ask for the final

Shouldn't we ask Ren?!

René Seindal (address@hidden)              http://www.seindal.dk/rene/

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