>>>> Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
Note that the second argument is optional.
I know. Is the DEFUN right?
I assume the "we plan to change that" statement comes from
Yes. That paragraph about the ID-FORMAT argument is taken verbatim
But before that happens, we'd want to have a period where the
attribute is mandatory, so I don't think we need that statement. I
also have to wonder if it will actually happen.
Hmm.. I suggest just drop everything about future changes. This is a
Do you know if there was any discussion about alternative changes to
I don't know. Just stumbled on this incompatibility when trying to
make other code work with XEmacs. So I know nothing about history.
I think we should consider a more coherent API (which,
unfortunately, would need a new name) on the following principles:
And then provide a file-attribute compatibility function?
As you suspected, this is horrible.
Well I did not suspected anything. Just that I did not understand the
code (mostly because I don't know the internals at all so well.) These
file handlers sort of popped up out of the blue but maybe I didn't
look around close enough.
Yes. I always try to add a unit test if that is possible.
Ask Mike if he has any tests that could be converted for use here.
Yes, I'll do that.
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