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From: Neil Jerram <neiljerram@gmail.com>
To: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
Cc: Org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove redundant 'function's around lambda
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:44:57 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKuG=vufnWctEh133-OQdUBMOtcz6dH+Nny=1ENCW4YPLoz=Tg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADwFkmkAUou5nT7fb1j2yj2cF4OdM=mLmZfKTJCBRCk0h7YZMA@mail.gmail.com>

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On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 at 17:08, Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> wrote:

> I've been working on removing redundant `function' around `lambda' in
> Emacs core,


I'm slightly curious about the history and reasoning around this.  If I
understand correctly, (lambda ...) on its own has always worked, and it's
never been strictly necessary to add (quote ...) or (function ...) around
it.  Then sometime (Emacs 19 or later, I think) it started being
recommended to use (function ...).

Do you know why that recommendation started, and should I understand that
the reasoning for it has now evaporated?

Best wishes,
     Neil

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-19 10:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-17 16:55 Stefan Kangas
2020-11-19  3:07 ` Kyle Meyer
2020-11-19  3:44   ` Stefan Kangas
2020-12-14  6:49   ` Bastien
2020-12-23  5:11     ` Kyle Meyer
2020-11-19 10:44 ` Neil Jerram [this message]
2020-11-19 14:51   ` Stefan Kangas
2020-11-19 15:16     ` Neil Jerram

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