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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 20:37:43 +0300

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> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 4 May 2020 20:23:59 +0300
> On 04.05.2020 17:16, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > IMNSHO, it's inaccurate, and even somewhat unfair, to claim that Emacs
> > doesn't adapt.  Just read through the latest NEWS file, and you will
> > see hundreds of new features and quite a few significant new
> > technologies that we acquired just recently.
> It adds features where there were none, sure.
> But changing something that exists, especially when it had existed for a 
> while, is a long, arduous journey with rare chance of success, IME.

It's longer, but not by a long shot.  A recent example: the :extend
face attribute.

> Emacs has survived for decades, sure, but that's because it's based on 
> some fundamentally good ideas, and that it managed (probably as a 
> consequence) to attract a few very smart people along the way that keep 
> it running.

That too, but it isn't enough.

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