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Re: [External] : Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Daniel Fleischer
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 22:51:15 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (darwin)

Drew Adams [2021-09-04 Sat 19:14] wrote:

> I was thinking of `electric-pair-mode' (not the
> indenting), sorry.  Do most other editors
> automatically insert closing delimiters etc.?
> Even for non-code text?

Code editors YES, word processors NO.  You're exactly right with that;
we need to split our modifications and put them on either prog-mode or

> You won't get any argument from me about what
> belongs in Emacs tool bars.  I don't use the
> tool-bar, and I don't know what's best wrt it
> for emacs -Q - either in terms of whether it
> should be on or off or what buttons it should
> contain.

We are not talking here about modifying default (-Q) Emacs; we're
talking about creating an OPT-IN experience for new users that will
increase the probability of them liking and using Emacs in the future,
increasing Emacs popularity and community.

So this specific discussion is on whether adding certain defaults will
likely make new users more comfortable or not.  It will have no effect
on users who would not turn this feature ON.

> And how to know what solution is good for that?
> Why not encourage such experiments, and see how
> actual users actually take up the results?

I don't think people who start using Emacs and create their own packages
is the demographics for these profiles.  We can do experiments by
introducing the feature and doing some surveys. 


Daniel Fleischer

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