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Re: ruby-mode?

From: Seiji Zenitani
Subject: Re: ruby-mode?
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 21:50:32 +0900

On 2006/11/18, at 21:04, David Kastrup wrote:
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:43:41 +0900
From: "Seiji Zenitani" <address@hidden>

In November 2005, I contacted both ruby-mode authors and RMS.
Ruby-mode authors agreed, but it was postponed because Emacs 22 was
coming near. One year has passed since then. Considering its
importance, I think it's time to include ruby-mode.

FWIW, I don't see why Emacs 22 release is of any importance for the
decision whether to include ruby-mode, unless ruby-mode requires
changes in other parts of Emacs.  If no such additional changes are
required, inclusion of ruby-mode cannot possibly hurt anything, since
this is a new feature that didn't exist before.

Well, strictly speaking, we would not want to have Emacs hang (for
example while font-locking) when it opens a Ruby file, even if it
means opening it in Fundamental Mode.

However, since ruby-mode.el has presumably been used by a non-zero
number of users this last year, I don't think that this catastrophic
scenario is probable enough to prefer having Emacs 22 without a
dedicated Ruby mode.

So Seiji, do you know whether the assignment process was done at that
time?  If it wasn't, that's something we should really do now.

At that time, no assignment process was done, but authors were favorable to provide ruby-mode. How about contacting ruby-developers mailing list <address@hidden>? Two authors join this list.

Seiji Zenitani

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