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Re: [PATCH] Remove obsolete fast-lock and lazy-lock libraries

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove obsolete fast-lock and lazy-lock libraries
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:26:36 -0400

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  > > IMNSHO, that variable [font-lock-support-mode] should not be a
  > > defcustom any more and we shouldn't encourage users to touch it.  IOW
  > > we should mark it obsolete.

  > In other words, deliberately restrict what users can do with Emacs.

That puts a harsh face on a statement which has other interpretations.
For instance, one can interpret it as contending that supporting
setting of that variable by users would require a lot of work and the
benefit would not justify all that work.

I don't have an opinion about the question itself, but please don't
demonize the other side of the question.

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

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