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RE: Feature freezes and Emacs 25

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Feature freezes and Emacs 25
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:13:39 -0800 (PST)

> > 1. Document when to remove obsolete features.  For example, "if a
> >    feature is declared obsolete in version `major.minor', it will
> >    continue to work in versions `major.minor' and `major+1.minor' but
> >    raise warnings, and it will be removed in version `major+2.minor'".
> >    I don't think we have a policy for removing obsolete features
> >    currently, but IMHO it would be good to have one.
> I'm not sure a fixed policy of this kind is possible.  Minor features
> can be removed quickly, not-so-minor ones not so quickly.

There should _never_ be such a policy to remove an obsolete feature.
Each deprecation, and each subsequent removal of its support, should
be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Anything else is madness.

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