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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:19:01 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Yes, I remember you saying and I remain surprised that you use such an
>> old operating system, and presumably computer. I guess we wait till your
>> machine breaks before we move to XP.
> FWIW, I don't see much point in discontinuing support for XP.  At least
> not until we bump into some situation where preserving compatibility
> with XP causes significant extra work, or until XP is sufficiently rare.
> Currently XP is pretty far from rare in my experience (many users stuck
> to XP and resisted upgrading because the subsequent versions delivered
> by Microsoft were perceived to be worse in some respects, which is why
> Microsoft ended up having to extend support of XP until as late as 2014).

Yes, that's all true. I hung onto XP until the bitter end. And, it
doesn't require any statements in the README which is what got me here
in the first place.

No worries.


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