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Re: csharp-mode in Emacs git master - a personal list of gratitude and t

From: Theodor Thornhill
Subject: Re: csharp-mode in Emacs git master - a personal list of gratitude and thanks
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 22:22:43 +0100

> Hey everyone!

Hi Jostein!

> After years and years as a third-party mode, I'm absolutely stoked to 
> see (a) csharp-mode finally mainlined into Emacs.
> Sorry about the "long form" for this email, but for me this completes an 
> 8 year journey as the "main" semi-lone steward of the Emacs C# project, 
> and for me this feels very much like a very personal project finally 
> finding a new, proper home.
> That we are here today is a big achievement, and I really want to call 
> out everyone I know and remember who helped us get here.

I concur!  Thanks all for keeping it alive for so long :-)

> Listing up "only" his major contributions to csharp-mode still makes for 
> a long list. This person contributed by among other things:
>   * creating a new clean-room cc-mode based implementation, which could
>     replace the old one, fixed bugs and now made it possible to even
>     consider mainlining it into Emacs core, for the benefit of all
>     Emacs-users.
>   * for being one of the first Emacs-users out there trying out getting
>     tree-sitter based major-modes in Emacs a real thing. He authored the
>     first tree-sitter-based Emacs-mode I know of.
>   * for pushing me into trying to make a new csharp-mode based on Yuan
>     Fu's tree-sitter work in Emacs core, and then further improving on it.
>   * for working closely with everyone in Emacs-devel to make sure our
>     latest work was up to the standards you guys expect, and making sure
>     it could eventually get merged.
> I'm ofcourse talking about *Theodor Thornhill*.
> Theodor: You better believe I'm taking this merge as an early 
> Christmas-present! Thank you for having the ambition and drive I lacked 
> after years of "maintenance-mode" maintainership!

You are way too kind!  Thank _you_ for being patient with my
neck-breaking shenanigans :)

> While it may no longer be "my" csharp-mode nor "my" community 
> maintaining it, I still definitely want to keep it close and will try to 
> provide patches and improvements when I can.
> Rumour has it Theoder isn't writing that much C# any more (while I do), 
> so feel free to email me if you have issues or suggestions. I'll try to 
> stay around :)

I hope we both will for some time to come :)

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