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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 15:51:07 +0300
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On 05.05.2020 05:53, Richard Stallman wrote:
   > 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.

That is how it should be.  Stability in Emacs interfaces is very important.

It should be harder to change than something new and non-established, for sure.

But other factors should play into this as well: the actual impact on the users, on one hand. And whether the change is an objective improvement.

If we hold on to the past too strongly every single time, the future will zip right by us.

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