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Re: Adapt to use Astyle instead of emacs (issue4662074)

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: Adapt to use Astyle instead of emacs (issue4662074)
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:28:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110016 (No Gnus v0.16) Emacs/23.3 (cygwin)

Trevor Daniels writes:

> I agree.  This is a big improvement, and would
> give us control over the layout style ourselves
> (rather than "what emacs does").

While the work being done here is possibly a good thing, let me remind
you once more that we are a GNU project and thus use the GNU standards
and thus we need no control over, we need not decide about, we need not
discuss layout style.  That's a feature.

The GNU standards are implemented by Emacs, and if it makes an error,
then that's a serious bug that should be reported (to emacs).  It seems
to me that someone is spending a lot of effort `just' to accomodate
people who haven't found how awesome Emacs is to edit code and thus
introduce layout problems.  This makes it now easier to use another
editor than Emacs, which may or may not be an improvement.  While
choice is good, in this case it decreases the need for non-Emacs
users to try Emacs, and I'm not at all sure if that's a feature.


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