|Subject:||Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:48:18 +0800|
> Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:22:28 -0500
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> I think deliberately breaking it seems like it would be antisocial,
> but going through substantial trouble (that is, say, holding back
> some sort of improved functionality) to make sure it keeps working
> also seems unreasonable.
We never do the latter. If some functionality cannot work on old
Windows systems, there's a runtime test which disables the feature on
those systems, with some suitable return value or error message.
This has been the Emacs practice for years.
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