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Re: Moving kbd to subr.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Moving kbd to subr.el
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:34:43 -0400

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  > Emacs 29 + 2*N: allow only the kbd syntax, display an error otherwise.

Indeed, you have demonstrated it would be _possible_ to eliminate the
old key binding syntax.

But we _should not do that_.  The breakage of so many old programs
would be gratuitous harm and pain!

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

  >   Whether we do manage to completely remove it or not
  > doesn't matter very much for the benefit of Emacs users we should make
  > it so the user and coder will never need to know about it, and for that
  > we should actively discourage its use

That I'm in favor of.

                                         , starting by not supporting it
  > where it doesn't have to be supported.

That's so terse and abstract that I am not sure what it concretely
means.  Maybe it's a good idea.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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