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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2014 02:59:51 -0500

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    Do I really need to put a humour disclaimer after ever attempt at
    levity?  I thought the emoticon would be sufficient indication,
    but apparently not <sigh>.

You made it very clear this was a joke, but Ha Ha does not imply there
isn't an Only Serious.  That particular joke seemed to have a real
mean criticism in it.

I'm glad to know you didn't mean it that way.

It IS unfortunate for Emacs that other subsequent popular editors
all use different terms.  That's why the joke stung -- because it
implied this was due to a mistake on our part.

But even though we did not do anything wrong, it is unfortunate for us
nonetheless.  If it is possible to change Emacs to use some standard
modern terms instead of its current terms, it might be worth doing,
even if it means a series of renaming spread over a period of years.

Dr Richard Stallman
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