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Re: Release plans

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:57:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

() "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
() Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:54:15 +0900

   Some people hate unfree software so much that they impose
   constraints on the use of their software by others, and claim
   that the net result is somehow an increase in freedom when in
   fact there is a clear decrease in options available to users.

This characterization doesn't cleanly apply in this case; i'd like
to point out that the ban on the addition of dynamic loading to
Emacs is not an imposition on all Emacs users, only on those users
who hack Emacs and write to its repo.

All other users are not so constrained.

FWIW, i stand w/ the ban mostly due to personal ineptitude: i
can't imagine (though i've tried) any coroutine that could not be
supervised through a repl to a subprocess.  Moreover, i believe
everything useful moves to a network protocol eventually.  This
includes not just functionality, but methodology.  Now that DVCs
are on the rise, it's no big deal to flourish your Emacs without
having to "write to its repo".


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