2016-08-01 Highly sophisticated engineering

In one of my Emacs libraries, in which I send HTTP requests to a website, I have something like this:

(if (string-match "\\?" request) "&" "?") ; this is hackish

(the purpose is clear if you know how the URIs are structured). As the comment says, I actually considered this rather a duct-tape approach…

…until I found this gem in request.el:

(setq url (concat url (if (string-match-p "\\?" url) "&" "?")

Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped. (Andy Weir, The Martian)

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