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Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 17:37:39 +0300

> Cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, philipk@posteo.net, hi@ypei.me,
>  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 17:16:22 +0300
> On 28.08.2021 16:49, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Cc:philipk@posteo.net,hi@ypei.me,emacs-devel@gnu.org
> >> From: Dmitry Gutov<dgutov@yandex.ru>
> >> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 16:42:43 +0300
> >>
> >> On 28.08.2021 16:37, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>> When you say "we prefer" here you mean you personally, right?  Because
> >>> there's no such project-wide policy, AFAICT, and I at least don't
> >>> agree.
> >> There is a known existing disagreement on this issue among contributors.
> > If a contributor_wants_  to have the package in ELPA, that's his/her
> > prerogative, which should be respected.  But in this particular case
> > the contributor asked about our preferences, and that was what my
> > response was about.
> You stated your preferences, right?

No, I stated the current project's policy, which is still unchanged
since long ago.  It happens to be my personal preference as well, but
that's not what the OP asked about.

> Stefan's are different, and mine are as well (which is probably 
> well-known at this point).
> There are also many other proponents of "lean core", though I admit most 
> of them, predictably, work on third-party packages rather than frequent 
> emacs-devel.

As long as we don't change the project-wide policy, we should talk and
act according to the existing one, when people ask about that.

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