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Re: Syncing Gnus and Emacs repositories

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Syncing Gnus and Emacs repositories
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:26:21 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 19:38:36 +0200
> the problem I
> see with that idea is that after the unicode-2/trunk merge, there will
> be lots of areas where people and their favorite private packages will
> get exposure to the unicode-2 internals the first time, and there will
> be lots of problems to shake out.  If the merge consisted of just such
> differences as can be contributed to the changed representation of the
> multibyte strings and buffers, shaking out the problems encountered in
> the process will be much easier if the branch has been kept reasonably
> clean of unrelated changes and developments.
> Basically your approach sounds to me like "let us make unicode-2 our
> new trunk and work around Richard in that manner".  But one can't hope
> to have something like that work consistently, and so some additions
> will happen to unicode-2, and some to the trunk, and there will be a
> lot of merge mess in two directions for which I see little motivation
> and which actually is quite painful in CVS.

Basically, you say this will somewhat less convenient.  Yes, it will,
but not by a large margin.  I don't think we cannot afford the small
measure of inconvenience.

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