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Re: Questions about throw-on-input

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Questions about throw-on-input
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 23:21:29 -0400

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An editor buffer is global mutable state.  Global mutable state is at
the heart of GNU Emacs, and I disagree with the idea that we should
try to get away from it.  That is a non-goal.

Even if someone showed me that there is no significant inconvenience
in writing a text editor without global mutable state -- which I am
skeptical of -- I would be against putting effort into changing the
internal design of Emacs for goals that are internal.  We should
put our effort into features that provide benefits to users.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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