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Re: Change in files.el

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Change in files.el
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:59:09 -0800
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>>>>> "EZ" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

EZ> I'm saying that the benefits do not necessarily outweigh the downsides, at
EZ> least IME. And since the goal of having this consistently everywhere is
EZ> not really achievable in practice, given our development and maintenance
EZ> procedures, we are buying disadvantages on account of an advantage that
EZ> will never materialize.

I have to say that Eli makes a compelling point here.  Even if we mandate it
today, we incur the job of keeping a constant look out for people violating
this rule forever more, since there is no way to implicitly require it.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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