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Re: Towards a cleaner build

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Towards a cleaner build
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 14:41:24 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 12:19:08 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > Would it make sense instead to move it to a separate file and put that
> >> > file in lisp/obsolete?
> >> 
> >> I can do that if you think that's the right solution.  But it's been
> >> obsolete since 2013, so isn't it time for it to go?
> >
> > Moving it into obsolete is a way of making it "go", no?
> But we do eventually remove obsolete stuff from lisp/obsolete too,
> right?  :-)


> I'm just wondering whether there's a policy on these things so that I
> don't have to bother you with these details -- a period of time, or a
> number of releases, or something, that determines when code marked as
> obsolete should be deleted from the Emacs source tree.

We have something like a policy, but AFAIR this case is special: we
obsolete a user command on the premises that it is no longer used, and
don't provide any replacement.  Which is why I think obsolete/ might
be a better place for it.

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