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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: Thu, 22 May 2003 09:43:10 +0200

On Wed, 21 May 2003 11:30:59 -0400
Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

> I think these are still useful for their original purposes.
> Do you know of some reason to think they are obsolete?

No. That's why I asked.

> I don't know any reason to consider them obsolete.

Well, me neither, exactly, but:

 - ledit.el is for a Franz Lisp circa 1985. Is still useful/used?

 - misc.el contains just one editing command (from 1989). If it is
useful, why hasn't it been moved to bindings.el, simple.el, or another
appropriate module?

 - What about unused.el? (I forgot to mention it in my previous message).
A file whose description says "editing commands in GNU Emacs that turned
out not to be used" and with no significant revision ever should be a
candidate for obsolescence, shouldn't it?

- progmodes/mantemp.el's description says "create manual template
instantiations from g++ 2.7.2 output". Last significant change was six
years ago... Either the description is unexact (and should perhaps refer
to more recent GCCs) or the module is outdated. Even with GCC's
outstanding back-compatibility is difficult to believe its output wrt
templates hasn't changed in six years. But I can be wrong, of course.

 - textmodes/scribe.el: If I undestand correctly, is from 1985, for a
VAX text formater, and the last significant changes were from 8 years
ago. It is still used by someone?

 - emacs-lisp/tq.el: I don't doubt it's useful, but is not used anywhere
in Emacs (that I can see), and from a cursory search in Google it
doesn't seem to be much used outside either.


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