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Re: Obsoleting of generalized variable setters in 48aacbf292fbe8d4be7761

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Obsoleting of generalized variable setters in 48aacbf292fbe8d4be7761f83bf87de93497df27
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:56:34 -0800

Adam Porter <adam@alphapapa.net> writes:

> I agree that each should be debated on its own merits.  But has the
> burden been reversed?  Could we argue why they should be removed rather
> than why they should be kept?

Lars did make the argument at the time that they had surprising and
hard-to-understand semantics.  So I think that general principle is one
that we already try to follow.

> And I don't know who has the time to research and argue to undo 38
> individual things that I wish hadn't been done all-at-once in the first
> place.  :)

I'd suggest reporting bugs to unobsolete only the ones you care about.
The ones you don't care about are probably okay to obsolete, right?  And
if they are not, others will report bugs.

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