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Re: emacs-pretest-bug (Was: [bug] line move and truncation)

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: emacs-pretest-bug (Was: [bug] line move and truncation)
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 18:12:01 -0500
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On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 11:06:10PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > So really emacs-pretest-bug looks like a part of emacs-devel
> > "hidden" from many Emacs developers.  This hampers the development.
> > A good solution is to declare emacs-pretest-bug obsolete and to
> > change the value of `report-emacs-bug-pretest-address' to
> > "address@hidden".
> No.  emacs-devel is for _discussions_about_ Emacs development, while
> emacs-pretest-bug is for reporting bugs and related discussions, and
> only for that.  Therefore, people who read emacs-pretest-bug should be
> those who are interested in working on fixing bugs, not simply have
> some interest in Emacs development.

This seems like a rather bizarre justification.... surely the _vast_ majority
of people who read emacs-devel are interested in fixing bugs.

As far as I can see, emacs-pretest-bug is already effectively obsoleted by
emacs-devel, but still gets a few random postings because of the way emacs is
configured, and out of habit by a few long-term hackers and pretesters.

It would be much less confusing to just redirect emacs-pretest-bug to
emacs-devel and be done with it.

"Suppose He doesn't give a shit?  Suppose there is a God but He
just doesn't give a shit?"  [George Carlin]

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