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Re: Recentish C-s M-y change

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Recentish C-s M-y change
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 17:05:47 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> Cc: ams@gnu.org, juri@linkov.net, larsi@gnus.org,
>       drew.adams@oracle.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 01:01:45 -0500
>   > > Thus I propose a rule, which I hope people will remember to apply,
>   > > that if a change in features has been discussed inside a thread
>   > > about a specific bug, always to raise the issue on emacs-devel
>   > > afterward.
>   > As a guideline, I could agree.  But as an enforced rule, I don't think
>   > this will fly, and I don't think we should waste our limited resources
>   > to try enforcing it.
> What is the sort of "enforcement" that seems so bad to you?
> Maybe I have no intention of doing that anyway.

A "rule" that is enforced is something that people are required to
abide by, and if they don't, they should expect to be reprimanded.  It
also means that changes should be rejected and/or reverted if they
weren't discussed up front on emacs-devel.

I'm opposed to this kind of enforcement.

A "guideline" means we encourage people to start discussions about
changes they think might be controversial.  This is OK IMO, and is
already being done, actually, but maybe we should encourage more.

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