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Re: ruby-mode?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: ruby-mode?
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 13:04:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:43:41 +0900
>> From: "Seiji Zenitani" <address@hidden>
>> In November 2005, I contacted both ruby-mode authors and RMS.
>> Ruby-mode authors agreed, but it was postponed because Emacs 22 was
>> coming near. One year has passed since then. Considering its
>> importance, I think it's time to include ruby-mode.
> FWIW, I don't see why Emacs 22 release is of any importance for the
> decision whether to include ruby-mode, unless ruby-mode requires
> changes in other parts of Emacs.  If no such additional changes are
> required, inclusion of ruby-mode cannot possibly hurt anything, since
> this is a new feature that didn't exist before.

Well, strictly speaking, we would not want to have Emacs hang (for
example while font-locking) when it opens a Ruby file, even if it
means opening it in Fundamental Mode.

However, since ruby-mode.el has presumably been used by a non-zero
number of users this last year, I don't think that this catastrophic
scenario is probable enough to prefer having Emacs 22 without a
dedicated Ruby mode.

So Seiji, do you know whether the assignment process was done at that
time?  If it wasn't, that's something we should really do now.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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