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Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:46:54 +0200

> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 06:27:34 -0800
> > Would someone be willing to summarize where we're at at this point with this
> > discussion? It has been long and large enough that I'm no longer clear on
> > exactly what it is that we do and don't want, and why. Just a summary of our
> > major alternatives at this point, and the most significant points for and
> > against each would be great.
> > 
> [...]
> Eli and Paul believe that "Emacs should never crash", and that
> potentially saving user data is worth the risk of undefined behavior,
> which they contend does not occur in practice.
> They are wrong. This code is terrible and that we should delete it
> immediately. The code is fundamentally flawed and cannot be made to work
> properly on any platform. No other program attempts to recover from
> stack overflow this way. (I surveyed a few in a previous messages.)

This is not a summary, this is propaganda.  If you cannot summarize an
issue objectively, please don't summarize at all.  I deliberately
avoided replying for fear of being too involved to write an objective
summary.  I wish you exercised the same self-restraint.

John, please disregard this "summary".

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