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Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:07:52 -0500

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  > For example, a package that is declared obsolete during the development
  > of Emacs 25 would be moved to obsolete, and a message would be added to
  > say that "<package> is obsolete and will be removed in Emacs 27". It
  > couldn't be removed in Emacs 26 because it didn't start Emacs 25 in
  > obsolete.

I agree.  But we should not be rigit about deleting it in Emacs 27,
either.  Depending on how the feature is used, we might want to save
it longer.  Features used in Lisp code may need to remain longer.

Dr Richard Stallman
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