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Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:03:16 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:44:59 +0300
> On 09/19/2015 08:49 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I think an optional argument that any back-end is free to ignore has a
> > very low (though non-zero) cost.
> Either way, it's inappropriate, considering that so few backends support 
> this. The only reason to have it is to try to preserve the feature that 
> some users rely on.

I don't see how it could be "inappropriate".  Different back-ends have
different features, and you cannot always have unified APIs without
losing some features, unless you accept the notion of optional
arguments that some back-ends will ignore.

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