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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:25:39 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: Jorgen Schaefer <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>,
>         <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:00:25 +0000
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> There are a few other minor problems for me. For example, my last foray
> >> in adding a patch to Emacs was so scary regarding the amount of red
> >> tape involved in the whole process that I am somewhat reluctant to
> >> commit to doing that regularly.
> >
> > What red tape?  Emacs is about the most red-tape-less project as you
> > can find, as far as the procedure of admitting a patch is considered.
> This is an interesting difference of opinion and is probably worth
> exploring; it's worth knowing what the difficulties where.

That's why I asked what kind of red tape was being alluded to here.

> It might also be writing this up -- is there a description anywhere of
> "how to submit a change to Emacs", and should it not be in the elisp
> manual?

There's nothing to describe, IMO.  If you don't have write access,
just post the changes and ask for review or approval; if you do have
write access, you just commit.

> Incidentally, I say "change" and not "patch". Submitting a change these
> days generally means "clone, branch, pull request".

Sorry, I don't understand the subtlety.

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