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Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:33:41 +0300
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On 22.04.2020 06:19, Richard Stallman wrote:
   > So for all questions about changing defaults, we should ask ourselves,
   > do we prioritize the existing 5% (or 3%, as SO poll says) userbase that
   > will naturally continue shrinking over the years, or whether we prefer
   > to make life easier and more productive for the users that should come
   > later.

This is entirely logical
if our main priority is how successful Emacs is,
rather than what it does.

Given that I've had multiple *useful* proposal about changing defaults shot down because of the worry that existing users might be inconvenienced (having been used to the current behavior), it's a false dichotomy.

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