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Re: cc-mode adds newlines

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: cc-mode adds newlines
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 01:11:52 -0500

    are great many dialects of these languages, so CC Mode uses the
    current language standards as the authorative sources to determine its

The standard is very useful as a guide to what to do, but don't let
the word "authoritative" suggest that it is some kind of authority
that we must follow.  It is not.  CC mode should take full account of
what standards say, but that does not mean trying to "comply" with

    For the languages where the standards mandate a trailing newline, CC
    Mode therefore sets require-final-newline to t by default,

This is not the right basis for making the decision.

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