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bug#39962: 27.0.90; Crash in Emacs 27.0.90


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#39962: 27.0.90; Crash in Emacs 27.0.90
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 10:37:32 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 23:38:29 -0400
> 
>   > I'm not aware of anyone working on that, no.  But I also am not sure
>   > this is something we should do.  First, it only works on GNU/Linux,
>   > while Pieter is on macOS AFAIU.
> 
> The GNU system is our primary target; other systems are secondary.
> Our motto is, "It runs best on GNU."
> 
> Therefore if this feature in question would be good to install on
> GNU/Linux, we should not hold back from that merely because non-GNU
> systems won't be improved as well.
> 
> I have not studied this technical issue.  Eli's message suggests it
> may have other problems, and perhaps it is not solid enough to be
> desirable even on GNU/Linux.  I don't have any opinion about that
> question.

If it wasn't clear, my point was that I didn't think this option is
too good for GNU/Linux, either.  One other evidence to that is that it
isn't the default on those GNU/Linux targets where it works (which are
only a subset of architectures GNU/Linux supports, btw, albeit an
important subset).





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