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Emacs buglist old bugs are spamming me now [FW: Undelivered Mail Return

From: Drew Adams
Subject: Emacs buglist old bugs are spamming me now [FW: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender]
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:03:42 -0700 (PDT)

I've received over 50 messages like this so far today, out of the blue.

Each has an attachment with an old bug-list message (see attachments).

I'm hoping that someone is looking into this, or will do so.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:24 PM
To: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

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I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
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For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
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<address@hidden>: mail for localhost loops back to myself

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: RE: emacs-25 f708cb2: Clarify doc string of 'transpose-sexps' Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:36:32 -0700 (PDT)
> > It is really not great to tell someone they "cannot" or
> > "must not" etc. do something without raising an error that
> > really enforces "cannot" etc.
> If someone comes up with a way to lift that restriction, we could
> remove this text from the doc string.  but as long as the command
> works as it does, I think we should document that, or else we will
> have bug reports about its not meeting expectations.

I did not suggest removing the text from the doc string.

The point is that it is better if the code backs up what
the doc says, by raising an error if you try to do what
it says you cannot do.

If `C-b' at bob did not raise an error, but instead just
moved point to the end of line 42, it would be scant help
to tell users in the doc of `C-b' that you cannot use it
at bob.


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