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Re: Android port

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2023 20:51:54 +0300

> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2023 10:44:09 -0700
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>, angelo.g0@libero.it, emacs-devel@gnu.org,
>  Bruno Haible <bruno@clisp.org>
> From: Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>
> I understand the reluctance from the Android point of view. However, 
> printf-posix imports 69 new source files to Emacs, and these files have 
> not been tested extensively with Emacs on non-Android platforms. From 
> the viewpoint of non-Android Emacs platforms, it's significantly less 
> disruptive if merging the Android branch does not add 69 new source 
> files that will require testing on these platforms.
> And even from the Android viewpoint, no matter what we do to fix the 
> problem some testing needs to be done anyway, as the fix is likely to 
> affect Emacs in test-relevant ways.

I think Paul makes a good point here about those modules not being
tested in Emacs on other platforms.  Avoiding addition of 69 files to
Emacs is also a non-trivial gain.

Since Emacs 30.1 will not be released any time soon, I think we will
have ample time to test it without the *printf modules, and find out
and fix any issues this could create.

So I suggest to give this solution a chance.

> The idea is to get feature/android merged quickly. We can revisit the 
> use of Gnulib's printf-posix module later, as needed. With luck 
> printf-posix won't be needed, as Emacs historically has avoided use of 
> unusual printf features (for obvious portability reasons).


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