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Re: emacs-25 10597c9: Don't use 'find-program'

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: emacs-25 10597c9: Don't use 'find-program'
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:54:41 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.92 (darwin)

I fear we sometimes forget how much of a volunteer effort this project is.

None of us are paid to do this, or have much in the way of an incentive to
stay involved, so whatever effort people expend is precious. Remember: people
trade free-time they could spend elsewhere -- such as hanging out with friends
and family -- to improve our beloved Emacs.

Whether a contributed change is excellent, or appropriate, or even just shy of
disastrous, I entreat everyone to review your tone in the messages you send,
and strive to come across as helpful and encouraging. For many of the old-
timers on this list, a single kind word will pay dividends in reams of code;
whereas easily-sent criticisms may end up depriving us of great things that
will now never be.

This is not a direct response to anyone in particular; just the pangs of my
heart as I watch Eli becoming discouraged over a matter that isn't even
difficult to remedy.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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