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Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Adding with-editor to Emacs?
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2023 12:56:32 -0700

Jonas Bernoulli <jonas@bernoul.li> writes:

> Identifying the authors of the broken Emacs installations, contacting
> them and explaining the issue to them, and then waiting for months/years
> until the updates trickle down to users, was not an option.  I need a
> solution now.  And this was such an exhausting experience, I did not
> have the energy to *also* contact everyone who had messed up their Emacs
> package.  And it is such a bad memory (it was the first time I got
> massively attacked for publishing free software), that I am also not
> volunteering to do that work now.

Wow, what a ride.  I admire your patience, is all I can say.

>> Do you mean that emacsclient is installed in a place that just typing
>> "emacsclient RET" at the shell prompt fails to run it?  If so, that's
>> a broken installation, and Emacs shouldn't really try to fix that.
> I think this is a very reasonable for Emacs.  In other words, the best
> course of action is to just forget the suggestion that with-editor is
> added to Emacs.  There is no real need and nobody volunteering to do the
> work anyway.

It sounds like with-editor for the most part contains workarounds for
broken Emacs installations?  Is there anything in use-package that does
not belong to that category, and that you therefore think *should*
really be fixed in Emacs?

Perhaps it would be worth focusing on just that part.

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