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Re: Emacs 25.0.04: Feature Request: Make called-interactively-p's argume

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs 25.0.04: Feature Request: Make called-interactively-p's argument optional
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 18:56:59 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hello, Andreas.

On Sun, Jul 03, 2016 at 08:36:56PM +0200, Andreas Röhler wrote:

> On 30.06.2016 17:30, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Robert Weiner <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:25:26 -0400
> >> Cc: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>, emacs-devel <address@hidden>

> >> It would be nice if John and Eli could just make some final
> >> decision on the interactive-p issue and then put that one to rest,
> >> whatever it is.
> > I have no opinion on the subject, except the general principle that
> > we shouldn't back up on past decisions unless they are truly
> > disastrous,

> They are. This is another example from a couple of issues which went
> wrong last years.  Code was made swollen up and complicated, simple
> solutions rejected.

This is the sort of thing liable to make people unhappy with your
postings.  Please say exactly what has become turgid and complicated,
where simple solutions have been rejected.  Possibly those simple
solutions were too simple.

> BTW a characteristic design-flaw beyond mentioned last days is around
> use-region-p.  With use-empty-active-region or region-active-p it
> hardly comes to an end.

What hardly comes to an end?  Are you talking about a loop in the code,
our discussion on emacs-devel, or a design flaw not coming to an end?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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