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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:17:28 -0500

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  > However, I see no reason to single out emacs-devel as the only medium
  > suitable for such discussions.  The Emacs issue tracker is another
  > valid medium for that.

It may be "valid" in principle, but it is no a wise choice for changes
in the Emacs command interface.  If we want to be confident that users
will notice plans for changes, and say if they object, before the
change is in a release, we are obliged to help users notice.

  > > * Some time later -- it need not be soon -- poll the users and see who
  > >   likes it _and why_.  Maybe change the default.

  > Volunteers are welcome to step forward and take upon themselves the
  > responsibilities for conducting such polls.  Failing that, I don't see
  > how we can promise doing this as a matter of routine.

That's not difficult.  People who want to make the new behavior the default
will be motivated to conduct the inquiry.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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