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Re: New Package for NonGNU-ELPA: clojure-ts-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: New Package for NonGNU-ELPA: clojure-ts-mode
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2023 15:10:02 +0300

> Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2023 14:41:42 +0300
> Cc: jschmidt4gnu@vodafonemail.de, philipk@posteo.net, luangruo@yahoo.com,
>  stefankangas@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dmitry@gutov.dev>
> On 02/09/2023 11:55, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>
> >> Eli Zaretskii<eliz@gnu.org>  writes:
> >>
> >>> And then, of course, I regularly purge my inbox, at which point
> >>> looking up previous emails becomes even harder.
> >> That sounds like your MUA deficiency. Looking up previous emails is
> >> critical, even when the established email etiquette is to quote previous
> >> messages. Sometimes, too much context is lost in the quote.
> > ?? You mean I must keep_all_  the emails I receive forever?
> > 
> > What I do is file (a.k.a. "archive") the emails I want to keep, for
> > whatever reasons, and delete all the rest.  How is that a
> > "deficiency", let alone one of my MUA?  My MUA simply does what I tell
> > it to do.
> Both Debbugs and other newer bug trackers keep the history of older 
> comments in their database.
> So it's not really an issue of someone being forced to keep email 
> archives forever: we can read the older threads on the web too.

Yes, of course.  I also do that.  I only said that it is less
convenient than having the context right there, in the message to
which I'm replying, that's all.  And that people who participate in
discussions via a Web browser frequently omit the context since it's
"right there", and they don't think about someone who receives the
discussion via email.

> The problem you are discussing it the difference between flat and 
> threaded email conversations' display.

No, the problem _I_ commented on was the importance of having the
context in the message to which I'm replying, in the form of quoted
excerpts from previous messages.  If I'm required to look it up in
previous messages, it is possible, but less convenient, since I don't
know in which message to look for it, and thus need to look back one
message at a time until I find out.

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