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Re: Remove "Recent messages" from `M-x report-emacs-bug'

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Remove "Recent messages" from `M-x report-emacs-bug'
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 20:23:26 -0400

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  > The answer _might_ be the same each time.  Or it might be the
  > same _most_ times.  The point is to give a user the chance to
  > _decide whether_ to be asked each time.  Some users might not
  > want to be asked each time.

How many times a day is a person likely to report an Emacs bug?  Is
there anyone who reports bugs at an average rate of even one bug per
day?  I doubt it.

Saving a person an unwanted question at such rare intervals is not
worth enough to matter.

The two things that do matter are

* Privacy.
* Reporting more of the possibly useful data.

The balance between these will vary, so it makes
sense to ask the user to judge it each time.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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