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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 17:58:51 +0300

> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 16:45:49 +0200
> From: Theodor Thornhill <theo@thornhill.no>
> CC: hi@ypei.me
> On 28 August 2021 16:40:26 CEST, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
> >> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
> >> Cc: hi@ypei.me,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> >> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 14:30:16 +0000
> >> 
> >> > We should definitely make the PL modes more consistent wrt the basic
> >> > key bindings.  But having sch packages in ELPA doesn't help solving
> >> > this problem, because it's an orthogonal issue, right?
> >> 
> >> Yes, I was jut mentioning that if there ever were a push to include more
> >> major modes in Emacs, that something like this might be worth
> >> considering.
> >
> >To clarify, I was only talking about programming languages that are
> >very popular -- I think Emacs should offer those OOTB.  I didn't mean
> >we should necessarily have in core every possible language under the
> >sun.  We could discuss the less popular ones on a case by case basis.
> >
> Where does this line go? We recently added c# mode to elpa, and some people 
> did not want it in core. I would classify that at a popular language

Which languages constitute the popular ones is something open to
debate, of course.  It isn't carved in stone, and I don't think there
are firm objective criteria for that.  When there's no agreement, we'd
need to discuss.

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