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Re: linum.el?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: linum.el?
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 07:05:55 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     I've found that even "modular" new features can be pretty annoying in
>     merging to the trunk -- even if they start out the same on both the
>     trunk and branch, many files seem to nevertheless generate a lot of
>     merge conflicts.
> Most of the time I don't think we should make the decision about
> installing something in Emacs 22 just based on that.

Sure, but it demonstrates that even stuff which is apparently "safe"
may have repercussions if installed.

Some of the stuff installed wasn't very important, but installed simply
because there seemed to be no downside to doing so; I think increase
maintenance burden is a downside though.


`There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
 Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'

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