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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:14:01 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:43:54 +0000
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > 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.
> My apologies I had taken it as a rhetorical question.

It wasn't.  "Red tape" means bureaucracy, as I'm sure you know, and I
wondered where's that in Emacs.

> Sending patches is quite slow and generally painful. This can be quite
> an impediment to "drive-by" fixes. Consider (my sole) contribution to
> biopython:

See my other mail in this thread.  In a nutshell, this is how things
are done in every project I was ever involved with, so Emacs is not an
exception here.

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