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Re: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial

From: Daniel Fleischer
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 13:04:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (darwin)

Eli Zaretskii [2021-12-04 Sat 10:06] wrote:

> Drew doesn't speak for the Emacs project, so don't be surprised when
> his views contradict the project's practices and decision-making
> process.  He (consistently) opposes those as well.

No need to differentiate and point out different opinions in the
community, it's a good thing. I wouldn't want to stifle opinions,
especially from people like Drew, whose work and commitment speaks for

It's just I never thought about data-driven development around here.
Everyone has an agenda, working on features they care about; at least
discussions are conducted where people convince the maintainers in the
necessity of the change, but almost never by using data/polls. I
remember the Emacs survey of 2020; it was a private initiative (not FSF)
with almost no impact on discussions here; at least that was my

I see the value of conservatism in the survival of Emacs up to this
point. Obviously Emacs can grow in a proactive manner as well, in
addition to a reactive manner of fixing things enough people complained
about, per the criteria mentioned previously.


Daniel Fleischer

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