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Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:44:39 +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
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 16:26:41 +0300
> What if we do introduce the "profiles" feature, *and* we change our 
> practice to alter the defaults more easily as well? Including radical, 
> mutinous ones, like indent-tabs-mode -> nil. Not all of them, of course, 
> but with more of an eye toward being useful for new users (violent 
> discussions about the default values will continue, but will sometimes 
> results in changes, too).
> And to avoid the problems with Emacs's default moving forward, we 
> introduce a profile called "Good Old Days" which the folks who prefer 
> things to generally stay the same, would enable, just once. Going 
> forward, every time we change some default, we would consider adding the 
> previous value to that profile. Or even do that automatically.

This was discussed, but I don't think it flied.  maybe it will one
day, who knows?

Of course, given a profile that becomes the default, the "good old
days" counterpart of it is almost trivial to come up with.

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