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Re: Emacs buglist old bugs are spamming me now [FW: Undelivered Mail Ret
Re: Emacs buglist old bugs are spamming me now [FW: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender]
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:19:55 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
> I've received over 50 messages like this so far today, out of the
Less than 50 here, but same thing.
> Each has an attachment with an old bug-list message (see attachments).
> I'm hoping that someone is looking into this, or will do so.
It seems that the "someone" that should be looking into this is
address@hidden (CCed). Those messages are all related to him.
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> <address@hidden>: mail for localhost loops back to myself
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Subject: RE: emacs-25 f708cb2: Clarify doc string of 'transpose-sexps'
> To: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:36:32 -0700 (PDT) (2 years, 23 weeks, 1 day ago)
>> > It is really not great to tell someone they "cannot" or
>> > "must not" etc. do something without raising an error that
>> > really enforces "cannot" etc.
>> If someone comes up with a way to lift that restriction, we could
>> remove this text from the doc string. but as long as the command
>> works as it does, I think we should document that, or else we will
>> have bug reports about its not meeting expectations.
> I did not suggest removing the text from the doc string.
> The point is that it is better if the code backs up what
> the doc says, by raising an error if you try to do what
> it says you cannot do.
> If `C-b' at bob did not raise an error, but instead just
> moved point to the end of line 42, it would be scant help
> to tell users in the doc of `C-b' that you cannot use it
> at bob.