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Re: maintain flymake.el

From: Sebastian Wiesner
Subject: Re: maintain flymake.el
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:57:27 +0100

2013/12/16 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
> On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:31:46 +0100 Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden> wrote:
> SW> 2013/12/14 Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden>:
>>> I hope to finish the document by tomorrow evening, and will come back
>>> if it's done.
> SW> I have completed the document now.  The final version is to be found
> SW> at https://github.com/flycheck/flycheck/wiki/Flycheck-versus-Flymake.
> SW> It's a thorough write-up of the differences and similarities between
> SW> Flycheck and Flymake, and probably also a comprehensive summary of the
> SW> current issues and weaknesses in Flymake.
> SW> Again, it's probably unfairly biased towards Flycheck.  I tried my
> SW> best to be neutral, but I consider Flycheck superior and think that
> SW> the design and implementation of Flymake are somewhat broken, so I may
> SW> have failed to properly account for Flymake's features and strengths.
> SW> Please excuse this, and feel free to correct any mistakes I may have
> SW> made.
> SW> Please also suggest improvements, such as additional aspects which
> SW> should be covered, or report issues, such as missing details in the
> SW> comparsion.
> I thought it was a thorough comparison.  I'll let Leo, if he's willing,
> answer any items.
> We can't put Flycheck in Emacs as it stands, too many contributors
> without copyright assignments.  If precedent holds, I would expect the
> Emacs project to continue endorsing Flymake despite its shortcomings
> because of the licensing.  Would you consider doing the necessary work
> to make Flycheck part of Emacs?

I was afraid that you would ask this, and I am sorry to say that I
won't.  I do not intend to contribute to Emacs, and am not willing to
sign a copyright assignment.


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