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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:21:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> It's a tradeoff, though, as the runtime logic makes the code harder to
>> maintain and (particularly) to test, and at some point it becomes more
>> trouble than it's worth. This is why Gnus dropped support for Emacs
>> 22 a couple of years ago. Even if ELPA packages should work on current and
>> previous Emacs versions, today I would think that they shouldn't have to
>> worry about porting to Emacs 23 or earlier, and that a package's maintainer
>> can determine whether the cutoff is 22, 23, or even 24.
> Of course, but that doesn't mean there needs to be several different
> supported versions of the package.  It just means you drop support for
> old versions, as is the case in all packages.  Nothing new here: no need
> for different branches in elpa.git to go along with branches in
> emacs.git just because of that.

If we support old versions, checkpointed at a particular time in
history, then would end up supporting tags. If we support tags, then we
support branches, if I understand git.


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