[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 15:45:12 +0300

> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 15:32:10 +0300
> Cc: philipk@posteo.net, danflscr@gmail.com, rms@gnu.org, lokedhs@gmail.com,
>  yantar92@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org, monnier@iro.umontreal.ca
> On 03.09.2021 15:27, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>> There, you have already a list of options to include in a suitably
> >>> named "profile".  Why not add that to Emacs right now?
> >> What would it be called?
> > I don't know, but I don't think the name is the main issue.  The main
> > issue is to identify the settings many people would like to change,
> > then try to group them in some reasonable way.
> It *is* an issue.

It's an issue, but not the most important or urgent one.

> The problem with variables with indent-tabs-mode and 
> require-final-newline is they affect Emacs's behavior in ways that 
> aren't apparent to a new user, or to a beginner programmer. And then 
> they can cause problems for the teammates who aren't even using Emacs.
> Having a profile unassumingly called "Dmitry Gutov's Preferences" (who 
> would want to enable THAT, right?), which would need to be enabled to 
> avoid these issues, is a usability problem.

I'd start by collecting the relevant settings.  E.g., if those 4 are
the only ones, or close to that, then perhaps a single profile named
"convenience" or somesuch would be enough.  But I suspect there are
many more, so we'd need to divide them into groups, and then name each
group accordingly.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]