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Re: bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:53:13 +0200

>>>>> On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:59:01 +0300, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:

    >> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
    >> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>,
    >> address@hidden
    >> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:13:10 +0200
    >> Now that Iʼve actually tested it, the change looks like this, making
    >> make-network-process and make-serial process behave the same as
    >> make-process and make-pipe-process. Iʼve looked at all uses of those
    >> two functions in Emacs' sources, and none of them depend on the change
    >> in semantics, in fact only a couple of them actually pass a :coding
    >> keyword.

    Eli> Nevertheless, we should call out this change in NEWS.

That goes without saying. Probably put a note somewhere in the elisp
manual as well.

    >> Having said all that, this does go back a looooong way (2002 at
    >> least), so maybe we want to let sleeping dogs lie.

    Eli> I don't think this is a risky change.  Programs that assume what we
    Eli> currently do rely on undefined behavior, IMO.

Well, itʼs not undefined in the 'C' sense of undefined at least :-)

Iʼll finish it up, and then convert at least Gnus over to use it.


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