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bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:40:25 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:12:46 -0400
> > I think we already invested too much energy in discussing a non-issue.
> You do have a point about this discussion being silly, but I think the
> core is that we don't want to advertize proprietary products, so in
> order to do that while still being able to refer to such products, we
> like to garble the product name in a way that expresses our dislike
> for it (so it's clear we don't advocate its use).
> "MS-DOG" and "Losedows" were examples of that.  I'm not very fond of
> such tricks, but if we get rid of MS-DOG I think it's better to replace
> it with FreeDOS than with MS-DOS.

I say let the sleeping dog lie.  The MS-DOS port of Emacs is in
maintenance mode, and even I build it and work on it only during
pretests.  It makes very little sense to "fix" anything related to it
that isn't 100% broken.  It certainly makes no sense to start yet
another argument over it with RMS.

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