[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Mail mode and message mode hooks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Mail mode and message mode hooks
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 23:55:28 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> 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.

I think this is a small price to pay compared to the overall benefit of
properly supporting arbitrary chars and coding-systems, and other
MIME features.
Maybe we should try and add some ad-hoc checks à la bad-package-check to
catch the few known problematic cases.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]