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Re: lexical-binding is turned on in more use cases

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: lexical-binding is turned on in more use cases
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 20:44:26 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Stefan.

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 16:26:38 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> > You haven't answered the question.  Why did you not initiate a discussion
> >> > on emacs-devel before committing this patch?  emacs-devel is where
> >> > proposals that might or will break things get discussed; not a thread on
> >> > bug-gnu-emacs, where most affected people won't see it.
> >> It doesn't break any*thing*, AFAICT:
> > For crying out loud!  My very first post in this thread documented a
> > breakage which actually happened.  Please read it.

> Your first post showed that it changed the behavior you got when you use
> `M-:` but it did not break any existing code.

IT BROKE SOMETHING.  In particular, it broke my ability to test
something.  Please stop your sophistry.

> Usually we qualify this as "change" and not as "breakage".

You might, personally.  The rest of us call it breakage when something
which used to work no longer works.

> IOW it's maybe incompatible with your fingers (or your brain/memory) but
> not with existing code.

And you still, for the fourth time of asking, haven't answered the
question of why you failed to discuss this change on emacs-devel.  Were
you trying to prevent people like me expressing a view about it?

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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