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Re: Gdb in emacs 24

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gdb in emacs 24
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:28:14 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:08:38 +0900
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > Are you sure we are talking about the same exchange?
> Yes.  If this were a conversation among Emacs developers all working
> on the issue directly, your responses would make sense.  In the
> context of user vs. Emacs developer (the current context), they don't.
> (Eg, David was clearly confused by them.)  The user is expressing
> requirements, you're talking (in some sense) about the implementation.

I was talking about the implementation to make the advice more easily
understandable.  If something that worked in previous Emacs stopped
working, the explanation must touch at least some of what's under the
hood.  I see nothing unreasonable here.

Anyway, I cannot see any reasons except extreme boredom that could
have driven you to comment on something I said half a year ago.  What
purpose could this possibly serve, except taking an opportunity to
kick old Eli in the butt one more time?

If you really cared about that user's plight, you should have chimed
in back then and improve on my failed attempt to help her.

> Precisely.  Here, I'm not trying to express understanding of what you
> wrote (which by the way, *I* had no trouble whatsoever doing).  I'm
> giving an account of what I think the user would understand from it,
> based not only on my own assessment but on David's responses.

IOW, you are trying to educate this old fart.  I'm afraid it's too
late, so do give up.  Instead, if you think I'm doing disservice by my
responses, chime in and do it The Right Way right there and then.

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