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Re: Sending attachments

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Sending attachments
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:14:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.94 (gnu/linux)

>     Why not?  More specifically, what do you think would break if we did
>     something along the lines of:
>        (define-obsolete-function-alias 'mail-mode 'message-mode)
> I may need to maintain Emacs again; past history shows other
> maintainers come and go.  If that happens, I want to have Mail mode,
> not depend on something that is part of Gnus.

Please explain why you consider "part of Gnus" to be a negative attribute.

> I am considering moving some code (including mml) outside Gnus so that
> Gnus will not be an issue for its future maintenance.  (I've done that
> to other packages before.)

As I said, making message-mode (and related libraries) more generic
is good.  I fully support it, and I think the Gnus maintainers would
not oppose it either.


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