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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 14:50:24 +0100

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 2:37 PM Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> > This is not a moral issue.  s.el is free software; it is not evil.
> > But we have to exercize good technical judgment as well as moral judgment.
> > We don't want people to make their Emacs Lisp code depend on s.el,
> > because that would not fit into Emacs well.  So we should avoid
> > encouraging making Emacs Lisp code depend on s.el.
> I have the impression that you don't live in the same universe as mine:
> in my world, `s.el` is already used by the majority of new packages even
> tho it's neither part of Emacs nor of GNU ELPA.

Yes, but that does not make Richard's technical points less valid,
I think.  Though, Richard, I do think it is somewhat immoral. It is
somewhat immoral not to let widely used and Free software into our
universe just because we don't have the technical apparatus to
control the damage it would bring with it. We should all work together
to acquire that apparatus instead.


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