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Re: master 1e3b0f2: Improve doc strings of project.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: master 1e3b0f2: Improve doc strings of project.el
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:34:41 +0300

> Cc: philip@warpmail.net, theo@thornhill.no, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:51:04 +0300
> I have tried my best to be polite and accommodating in this thread, 

Actually, you've never been accommodating, as far as I'm concerned,
and lately stopped even trying to be polite.  Completely uncalled-for,
since I didn't do or say anything that a project maintainer isn't
supposed to say or do.

> I challenge your authority

Challenge away, if you must.  It won't change anything in how I'm
doing my job as the Emacs maintainer.  Because I have all the
intentions of doing that job the best I possibly can.  And that
requires me to be involved in any aspect of the Emacs development and
maintenance that I consider important as part of this job.  This
includes, but isn't limited to, the overall quality of our
documentation, down to individual doc strings when needed.  It also
includes any design and implementation aspects of any Emacs package or
C code that I decide is important for Emacs's stability, or its
future, or its being a project open to extensions, or for any other
relevant aspect.  These and other aspects are explicitly part of my
job and of my obligations towards the GNU Project, which named me the

So no matter what you think about my authority or lack thereof, I'm
doing my job here, and will continue doing it, as I understand it.
Your "challenges" will not stop me.  They will potentially cause a lot
of friction and unpleasant exchanges, but that is something I can do
nothing about, not without giving up what I consider part of my job.

The rest of your message simply reiterates what's been said already,
so I see no reason to respond to your other points one by one, as I
already replied to them or their ilk in the past.

P.S. I still hope you will change your mind, so that we could
cooperate in a much nicer manner.

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