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Re: Questions about developing Emacs

From: Federico Tedin
Subject: Re: Questions about developing Emacs
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 02:05:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

>> From: Federico Tedin <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 18:40:18 +0100
>> - Will replies to older bugs (say, 1 or 2 years old) still get noticed
>> by the maintainers?
> Yes.  But if no one has anything intelligent to say, you might not see
> any responses, even though your replies will certainly be read and
> considered.
>> - Is there any way to find bugs that will involve more C coding?
> Bugs that report crashes are generally likely to lead to changes in C.
> There are also others, but I'm not sure how you could detect them.
>> - What's the best way of moving from fixing small things, onto
>> adding/modifying larger parts of how Emacs works?
> I'd suggest picking up a couple of areas of Emacs in which you are
> interested the most, and working on related problems.  Each time you
> work on some problem, try to dig into the surrounding code and
> understand more than strictly required for fixing the problem at
> hand.  With time, you will build expertise in those areas, and will
> feel more confident with more significant changes and new
> developments.

That's very helpful, thank you Eli!

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