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Re: process-attributes patch

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: process-attributes patch
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 07:39:21 +0100

>>>>> On Wed, 04 Feb 2009, Miles Bader wrote:

>> I generally agree with the change, but I think it comes a bit late.
>> Can't it wait for 23.2?

> The only problem with delaying name changes past a release is that
> user code starts to use old name.

Please note that Gentoo already uses system-process-attributes in some
code [1], which is still marked as experimental (and "package masked").
Presumably things will be marked as stable some time after the Emacs
23.1 release.

It would spare us some hassle if that name was _not_ changed between
23.1 and 23.2.

> If it is deemed to dangerous for this release, we could add a
> (defalias 'process-attributes 'system-process-attributes) and update
> the documentation to use that name, so that any user code uses the
> new name.



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