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Re: Framework extending window functions for Follow Mode (etc.).

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Framework extending window functions for Follow Mode (etc.).
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:27:21 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, John.

On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 02:30:09PM -0800, John Wiegley wrote:
> >>>>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> > This suggestion doesn't seem to have sparked off too much debate. Can I take
> > it that people are generally happy about it? In that case, I will commit the
> > change.

> Hi Alan,

> First, I want to say that I'm very sorry this change has generated so much
> effort for you. This is highly suboptimal, since you could have spent that
> time doing other things for Emacs.

Thanks.  I think that the way I've presented this change has been less
than optimal in some way.  If I were on the other side, I think I might
be as wary/concerned/sceptical about the change as other people
currently are.  I've had some tips on this aspect from Juri.  I'll see
if I can follow them a bit better in the future.

> Second, I don't know that your change is ready for master today, but I *am*
> ready to exempt it from the feature freeze. So please keep it on a branch for
> now, and we will continue the discussion. If we can reach a satisfying
> implementation, it will be in 25.1.

The change works.  I have also amended several elisp manual pages,
though these doc changes could use a review from other people.
Technically, I believe the change is ready.

> Would you be willing, one last time, to summarize the impact (from a
> documentation perspective) of this change for Emacs users and for Emacs Lisp
> developers? I think the *content* of the change is without reproach -- making
> Follow Mode more valuable -- it is simply the form of the change that we need
> more consensus on.

Oh, OK.  ;-)

> Adding your proposal to the Emacs Wiki Proposals page
> (http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Proposals) would be a good way to liberate the
> current state of your work from this lengthy discussion, so I can look at it
> again with fresh eyes.

> With gratitude for your perseverance,
>   John

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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