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Re: Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any w

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any warning.
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 07:43:01 -0500

Hi Alan,

Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de> writes:

> First of all, sorry for being so strident in my opening post.  I now
> understand what's happening.

No worries, I'm just happy we could clarify the situation.  I think this
is just an example of the kind of confusion that these compatibility
shims can sometimes cause.

>> > The warning message Emacs 28.1 gives out is particularly unfriendly and
>> > unhelpful.  It looks like this:
>> >     cc-mode.el:2591:4: Warning: `easy-menu-add' is an obsolete function
>> >     (as of 28.1); use `ignore' instead.
>> Yes, we could improve that message.
>> Perhaps it could say:  "it is not needed, so just remove it".
> Maybe it could say something like "which was always a no-op in Emacs",
> thus reassuring maintainers that they needn't worry about lost menu
> functionality.

I have now done this on master (commit 43984d72b0).  Feel free to tweak
the message if you see a way to make it even more clear.

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