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Re: Android port of Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 11:47:52 +0300

> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 15:41:18 +0800
> > Relying on a single person for developing a significant port is
> > something I would be very uncomfortable about.  We have bad experience
> > with that for other ports and significant features.  There's no reason
> > to repeat past mistakes if we believe this is a similar situation.
> But currently, we are essentially relying on one person (or nobody at
> all) to develop each of the ports in existence.  And most recent
> significant C-level features in Emacs _are_ being developed by one
> single person: Bidi reordering, native compilation, threads, et cetera.
> In many of these cases, the features are related to a subject in which
> only one Emacs developer specializes.

Once again:

  . there are jobs that we _must_ do, whatever the costs and the
    risks, and there are jobs that we can decide not to do
  . having problems in some parts of Emacs development doesn't mean we
    should add one more, if we don't have to

If we keep disregarding these simple truisms, this discussion will
have a lot of useless repetitions.  So let's be focused, and let's try
not to waste time on irrelevant aspects of this.

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