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Re: convert-ly problem

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: convert-ly problem
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 18:22:51 +0200
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Laura Conrad wrote:
    HN> Discussing decisions beforehand is a nice democratic
    HN> tradition, but Lily is not a democracy.

Neither is it a one-man development team for a program used by only
one person.

Well, whatever. Most changes are discussed with Jan, FWIW.
(and no, we don't have records of those, and you wouldn't be able to follow anyway)

    HN> I have the impression that you think that I break stuff just
HN> for the pleasure of it.
No, but I think you make some changes without thinking about all the
repercussions.  Some of the lousy old stuff you're throwing out might
have been better if it had been discussed first, and I'm not sure you

aren't implementing some lousy new stuff by just doing what occurs to
you instead of discussing the real problems of real users.

Well, we've come full circle now. Here you're saying that I have no clue of what I'm doing. How constructive. I propose we end this discussion.

    >> now I have to deal with "How
    >> do I find the start of the note entry given that there's no longer a
    >> '\notes' statement?"

HN> Frankly, I don't understand this remark. We just made the \notes mode HN> the default, so it is no longer necessary.

But my scripts that add properties at the beginning of the notes use
it to figure out where the notes begin.
No, I am not saying that you should make all my little scripts that
you've never seen or used absolutely stable.  But you obviously didn't
know that that change was going to impact real users when you made it.

Being a marker of whatever was something \notes was never intended for.
I do not (and will not) take this kind of "mis-use" as a guide for what to do or not do. I hope you understand that. If you want to have your own little markers, then do

  myOwnLittleMarker = { }



then you can be sure that convert-ly leaves them alone.

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