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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 18:16:52 -0400

There is the old joke that Emacs includes everything including the
kitchen sink, that doesn't mean that every kitchen sink out there has
to be included.  Or that the kitchen sink has to be changed.

Emacs is a kitchen sink used by many, having every possible variant of
a faucet or sink variation would be unfeasible, some will always
prefer it to be slightly, or vastly different.  On some you turn the
faucet counter clock wise, on others clock wise.  Some are square or
round, deep or shallow.  Hot water on the left or right?

Someone has to draw the line as to how many different faucets, pipe
sizes, etc to support to have some sort of cohesive sink.  That will
always cause some disagreements, since we all have a different vision
of what our perfect sink is.

The really wonderful thing about Emacs is that it comes with a
documented -- slightly strange pipe sizes or threadings on the odd
ocassion -- that allow you to change it to you ideal sink.  Given some
patience, all of these things can be changed if they make sense or at
least make it possible to change them in the persuit of a kitchen sink
that can be made perfect for everyone.

Nobody is stopping the existance of modes or libraries that can be
used with Emacs that change things to do all kind of strange and
wonderful things.  It just happens that not everything is suitable, at
the discretion of the maintainer(s), to be part of Emacs proper, and
there is nothing wrong with that, and nothing to get upset about.

It is after all they who will need to see that pipes stop leaking
water, see that the faucet doesn't drip, warm water isn't to hot or
cold, etc when the day ends and you want to wash your dishes.

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