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RE: ASCII-only startup message?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:18:12 -0800 (PST)

> >    b. How much work would it be to revert the whole thing and
> >       go back to using `foo' for symbol quoting?
> It would take quite a bit of work to do that.

The lesson - the moral of the story - is that Emacs Dev should
not have let you shepherd Emacs off the cliff so precipitously.

"Easy does it" should have been the approach.  And with continual
interaction with, and feedback from, users, as any changes were

There _was_ some pushback from users (who follow emacs-devel) as
you went full-steam ahead.  But we were explicitly told to hold
off; that this was all just an "experiment"; and that we could
express ourselves afterward.  Well,...  Now the "experiment" is
a fait accompli.  Congratulations.  Emacs Dev has a lesson to
learn here, however (IMHO).

> Emacs has been lagging behind.

This is precisely the mantra that lured Emacs Dev into giving
you the green light, Paul, or at least into taking an attitude
of let's-wait-and-see-how-the-experiment-goes.  Going, going,
gone.  But still going.  Out with the old!  In with the new!
Follow me, forward and onward...

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