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Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, ple

From: dick . r . chiang
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:40:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "PEM" == Perry E Metzger <address@hidden> writes:

PEM> Speaking more generally than just Debbugs...

Yes, I've seen your talks, and am happy to see an enthused bearer of the

My criticism is that speaking in generalities as you do above is
unproductive.  I think if you actually got down to the business of making the
changes you propose (Rust conversion, first-class HTML rendering, Slack
integration, etc.), you would quickly pare your wishlist down to more 
incremental outcomes.

A prima fascie glance would suggest emacs's mindshare has been on the wane for
years.  But for those in-the-know, the editor remains the most efficient means 
getting things done.  Its continued success doesn't require the most young
developers, just the most sensible ones.

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