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Re: smtp crap

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: smtp crap
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:00:45 -0700

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:

> But MOST importantly, what about reporting bugs with `emacs -Q'?
> That is the real problem here, and the one that you keep ignoring.  Instead, 
> you
> keep focusing on the problem of customization, which is, relatively speaking, 
> no
> big deal (assuming you finish fixing the repeated-interrogation bugs).

No, that's not the real problem.  There are two problems:
(1) What should Emacs do when the user asks it to send an email?
(2) What should Emacs do when the user asks it to report a bug?

This series of questions is appropriate in scenario 1, but not in
scenario 2.  (Especially with `emacs -Q', which causes an
already-configured Emacs to explicitly ignore its configuration.) The
fact that the two scenarios are related is an implementation detail of
report-emacs-bug.  The argument Drew is making would disappear
instantly if report-emacs-bug sent an HTTP POST request, for instance.


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