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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 14:07:48 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) XEmacs/21.4 (Portable Code, linux)

>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

    Miles> Fair enough, but source files are a very, very different
    Miles> case than `plain text files.'

Not for my purposes, they're not.

I had to tell an XEmacs user "no, XEmacs won't do what gedit can do
because XEmacs is a programmers' editor, and programmers have
historically actively disliked that feature, so it's not likely to be
added soon" (namely, good support for one-line-per-paragraph text).  I
don't feel good about that (even though I share the prejudice against
that kind of text).

I don't think arch should deprecate plain text files just because
they're not source.

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