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Re: display-completion-list should not strip text properties

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: display-completion-list should not strip text properties
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 11:41:19 +0300

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 21:59:21 -0400
> Cc: Nick Roberts <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 1997-03-24  Kevin Rodgers  <address@hidden>
>       * compile.el (grep-program): New variable.
>       (grep-command): Use it, and test whether it supports the -e
>       option; fix doc string (last command is stored in history variable).
>       (grep-null-device): Declare before grep-program and grep-command.
>       (grep-find-use-xargs, grep-find-command, grep-find-history):
>       New variables.
>       (grep-find): New command.
>       (grep): Only concatenate grep-null-device to COMMAND when it's
>       not nil (to support grep-find).
> 1996-09-12  Kevin Rodgers  <address@hidden>
>       * loadhist.el (read-feature): New function.
>       (unload-feature): Read FEATURE interactively with read-feature.
> I can probably do this in a day.  Should I go ahead with the big revert?

If we go this way, it is better that the person who reimplements
Kevin's changes is someone other than you, because you looked too
close into his code and may inadvertently write identical or very
similar code.  To avoid possible legal complications, a better way is
this: you describe here, in plain English, what the changes do, and
someone else codes that in Lisp.  That way, copyright-related claims
will not hold, since the chances that the other person's
implementation will be identical are virtually non-existent, and the
ideas of the changes are not copyrightable.

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