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Re: Online help and help-for-help improvements

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Online help and help-for-help improvements
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:59:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)

>> According to Google, for example, there is a package called
>> neophyte.el that creates advice for describe-project, which you've
>> renamed to describe-gnu-project.
> If we talk about <http://web.springies.com/~ats/emacs/neophyte.el>,
> IMHO there's no need to introduce compatibility aliases for external
> packages that have been not been updated since more than 10 years[1].
> Are there other packages that use the old names?

ISTR there was a policy to declare a function obsolete in the upcoming
release, that gives enough time for authors to fix external packages,
and after this release delete it in the next release.

Juri Linkov

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