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Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 19:04:02 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> Cc: akrl@sdf.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 12:49:27 -0400
>   > Please do test it, but in any case please don't install before the
>   > emacs-29 release branch is cut.  This change is significant enough to
>   > not risk it for the upcoming release of Emacs 29.
> That is unreasonable.  People have been installing very large changes
> just lately.

No, they haven't, not lately anyway.

> This is an added small feature that won't affect any code
> unless it explicitly uses this, which currently nothing does.

It is a minor feature, indeed, but its effect on low-level code is
quite significant and could potentially destabilize Emacs.  I would
like to have a pretest period for Emacs 29 that is as short as
possible, and that means last-minute non-trivial changes in low-level
code are out.

> Since it finishes an existing feature and makes it usable for the most
> important case, we should definitely install it before Emacs 29.

I disagree.  Please wait with installing until the release branch is
cut, it will happen in a couple of weeks.

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