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Re: bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:59:01 +0300

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>,
>   address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:13:10 +0200
> Now that Iʼve actually tested it, the change looks like this, making
> make-network-process and make-serial process behave the same as
> make-process and make-pipe-process. Iʼve looked at all uses of those
> two functions in Emacs' sources, and none of them depend on the change
> in semantics, in fact only a couple of them actually pass a :coding
> keyword.

Nevertheless, we should call out this change in NEWS.

> Having said all that, this does go back a looooong way (2002 at
> least), so maybe we want to let sleeping dogs lie.

I don't think this is a risky change.  Programs that assume what we
currently do rely on undefined behavior, IMO.


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