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Re: On removing some obsolete code from subr and core

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On removing some obsolete code from subr and core
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:35:35 +0200

> Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:32:35 -0500
> From: Mark Oteiza <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> On 05/11/16 at 10:34am, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > For removed symbols, bringing back the ones that are still needed is
> > easy.  But what do we do with the default-FOO variables, once the
> > machinery for their generation is removed?
> I am guessing this is referring to my erroneous comment on
> buffer_defaults, as opposed to removing the DEFVAR_BUFFER_DEFAULTS
> macro.

No, it referred to the DEFVAR_BUFFER_DEFAULTS macro and its users.

> > In any case, this needs a NEWS entry listing all the removed
> > variables.
> Do you really want me to list them all in NEWS? I was inclined to
> use--under the section for removed things--the old entry from
> NEWS.23:
> ** All the default-FOO variables that hold the default value of the FOO
> variable.

I think at least a few of them should be mentioned by name ("such as
..." etc.).

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