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Re: Files in wrong subdirs of emacs/lisp?

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Files in wrong subdirs of emacs/lisp?
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 15:02:42 +0200

On Wed, 21 May 2003 08:32:00 -0400 (EDT)
"Robert J. Chassell" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Why is it so hard to imagine?

A lack of imagination on my part, I suppose :)

> My understanding is that some of the currently popular small devices
> do not support floating point.  I do not know for sure, but if true,
> then potentially, millions of people could use such an Emacs.
> (These small machines do not have much capacity, so I imagine that
> developers would include just those parts of Emacs that they need.  At
> one point, I reduced the Emacs 18 footprint to 300 kilobytes for a
> version that did what *I* mostly used.  So I know that Emacs can be
> made small, and still be useable.

Yes, if Emacs were to be compiled for Windows CE, Windows for Smartphone,
Symbian, EPOC or PalmOS, checking for floating-point support would be

I'd bet, though, that these systems (and the hardware they run on) will
support floating point long before someone takes the pain to trying
compiling Emacs for them... You're talking about Emacs 18, and the
changes in the CVS are for Emacs 22 (or 21.5 at the very least). I don't
think the current CVS sources are nowhere near configurable enough to be
easily downsized to such small machines... And if posible, well,
lisp/obsolete/float-sup.el is not much farther away than
lisp/float-sup.el, isn't it?

Just my .02€

Note: However, I must insist again: My list wasn't "hey, guys, let's go
obsolete these modules", but more like "hey, does someone know if
they're still useful and maintained?" I have no interest whatsoever in
obsoleting or not obsoleting any of them, other than tidying up the
current lisp/ hierarchy.

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