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How to propose an emacs patch (Re: replacing a function with another one


From: lee
Subject: How to propose an emacs patch (Re: replacing a function with another one)
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:17:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> lee <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> Another good approach is to take hi-lock.el, modify it (as little as
>>> possible) to provide the feature you want, and then to submit the patch
>>> for inclusion in a future Emacs.
>>
>> I´d love to do that, and I think it could be done.  I´d mostly have to
>> add some things to it and probably wouldn´t need to modify what´s
>> already there.
>>
>> How would I do that?  hi-lock.el is part of emacs, which is in a bzr
>> repo from which I update every now and then.  I could take the current
>> version of hi-lock.el and put it into a git repo to work on it.  In the
>> meantime, the original version may change.  Then what?
>
> Where there is a will there is a way.

Asking here how best to go about it is a start ...  It seems they need
some sort of paperwork from contributers for copyright reasons, and I
don`t know how to propose a patch or if such paperwork is needed for
that.


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