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Re: Unibyte characters, strings, and buffers

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Unibyte characters, strings, and buffers
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:17:59 +0900

Daniel Colascione writes:
 > On 03/28/2014 03:28 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
 > > Fortunately for me, I am *intimately* familiar with XEmacs internals,
 > > and therefore RMS won't let me write this code for Emacs. :-)
 > What now? People who have contributed to XEmacs can't contribute to Emacs?

Not a problem, when put that way.

However, I'm familiar with a specific implementation of the ideas that
I describe.  That implementation is not FSF-assigned, and therefore
anything I write is tainted with the fear of copyright infringement if
I claim it's mine but it looks like Ben's or Martin's.  It would be
possible, but somebody would have to spend a lot of time studying
XEmacs and confirming nothing I wrote was an echo of code I'd studied.
Then they'd be tainted by that knowledge ....

What I can do freely is discuss design in general terms, and that's
what I've done.

This is all in the guidelines for reimplementers of non-GNU software.

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