Mats Lidell writes:
Whether this is better or not I don't know. It is likely the
compatible file-attributes function that will be used anyway so why
not pragmatically just be compatible?
For one, because compatibility is really ugly.
But the real reason for introducing a new function would be to allow
extension to new OS functionality in a consistent and backward-
If we introduced a new API it must be because it will make it so
better to program against that so that elispers will use that instead
of the compatible API or? Likely in this case, I don't think so.
That's a good argument for abandoning XEmacs entirely, you know.
Except I don't think it's good enough, in either case. :-)
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