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Re: File menu changes (suggestions)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: File menu changes (suggestions)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 09:20:23 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 16:13:02 -0700
> For a new name for "New File", recent discussion has included candidates
> Visit New File and New File Buffer.
> As I said in my original post, which started this, the problem here is
> "New". The best name for this Emacs operation is, as in the past, "Open". I
> gave reasons previously.

What I say below will probably be ignored, but I feel I must say it

The current discussion and the suggested changes is nothing more than
a regress: we are slowly going back to the less compatible names and
structure we had before Emacs 21.1 hit the streets.

I think we should leave the menus alone.  It took a lot of work to
come to what we have now, the result exists for quite some time, and
it didn't make users unhappy.  As they say, the enemy of "good" is

And on top of that, now is not the time.  Let's leave any changes in
the menus for Emacs 23, which will have changes anyway, due to

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