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Re: contributing to Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: contributing to Emacs
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 13:31:04 +0300

> From: "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>
> Cc: hi-angel@yandex.ru, ams@gnu.org, luangruo@yahoo.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 12:19:45 +0200
> > People keep asking for more and more details to be described there, so
> > what you expect doesn't stand the test of time and user expectations.
> What would you do if CONTRIBUTING were a user interface? Would you
> include every idea someone has?

Who said anything about including "every idea"?  We try very hard to
include there only what's really necessary and non-obvious, you can
search the archives for discussions about CONTRIBUTE to see it for
yourself.  But still, the instructions grow over time, because people
ask questions about the details, and enough people here consider some
of those details worthy to be included.

> > It is clear that you personally may not need everything there, but
> > CONTRIBUTE is not for you and me, or others like we.
> For whom *is* CONTRIBUTE?

For people who only start contributing and need to study our
conventions and requirements.  If they bother reading the file, of
course.  (If they don't, we will inform them about the relevant
conventions as part of the patch review process.)

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