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Re: Bidi support

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bidi support
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:44:11 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:59:24 -0400
> Has this branch been kept up-to-date w.r.t the trunk?


> I'd guess not.  In that case, someone should do it.

I already did.  I have a source tree where the bidi code is merged
with the current trunk, and I merge them as needed all the time.
That's where I do all the development beyond what's on the bidi branch
(which is dead, as far as I'm concerned).  I can keep it that way
forever, but I'd prefer to have it in the repository soon, because
others might wish to work on it.

> Agreed.  The more I think about it, the more I think we need to open
> a new branch for "what will become emacs-24".  Kind of like what we did
> with the emacs-unicode branch.  I think bidi should be one of the first
> features to install on that branch.

Why not the other way around: make a branch for Emacs 23.x, and leave
Emacs 24 on the trunk?  I think Yidong suggested that, and I think
it's a better idea.  We never left the mainline of our development on
a branch before.

> I think it will stay unstable for too long, so it's not good enough for
> the current trunk (which I'd like to keep for shorter-term changes).

I guess that's a NO, but please note that this code, however unstable,
is never executed unless the user flips a variable.  So I don't see
how it can destabilize the default configuration by being dead

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