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RE: please make line-move-visual nil

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: please make line-move-visual nil
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 13:46:26 -0700

> >    Pretest is not for changing the default behavior.  They are for
> >    fixing bugs before the release.
> > 
> > And people have found that this is a bug, so they are voicing their
> > objections again, since they were ignored last time.
> A deliberate change in behavior is not a bug, as long as the only
> objection is "I don't like it".

A deliberate change in behavior is not a good change, as long as the only reason
supporting it is "I like it".

Yes, let's get back to _reasons_ for the change in default behavior, _reasons_
against it, and perhaps discussion of alternatives, such as using different
defaults for different kinds of buffers. 

Discussion of reasons is good. Proposals of alternatives and their discussion is

We can note that (a) some people like the currently proposed change (yes, it is
just a proposal - Emacs 23 has not yet been released) and (b) some people
dislike it. Noting that is helpful, as a reminder that we are not quite there

But we need to move beyond just that notice. That notice shows only that we have
a problem; it does not, in itself, point to a solution.

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