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Re: Mail mode and message mode hooks

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Mail mode and message mode hooks
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 22:37:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> One problem that I can see with this is that code intended for one mode
>> may not work properly for the other mode, but I can't think of any
>> concrete examples.  Any thoughts?
> I have no idea what kind of code people may run from such hooks.
> The main thing to remember: the old behavior is just one setq away.
> And as a strong supporter of message-mode, I see nothing wrong with
> people preferring mail-mode for themselves.  Heck, I've been living with
> exactly such a setq in my .emacs for many years now because I preferred
> message-mode over the default mail-mode.
> So there is really no need to work that hard at making message-mode work
> like mail-mode.

I am also a supporter of message-mode.  But a user moving from Emacs
23.1 to Emacs 23.2---a minor version upgrade!---should not experience
breakage.  And as the feedmail example shows, there is at least one
not-unreasonable setup that currently does break.

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