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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 20:18:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> It is also, I think (but it's just a feeling, I did not follow the
>> discussions at that time), similar to the changes in Emacs 27 about
>> which Drew loudly complained and that make Emacs 27 unuseable
>> for him.
> We don't really know what makes Emacs 27 unusable for Drew, because we
> don't have enough information regarding the problems he faces, and no
> one else reported anything similar, so it seems.  So I cannot see how
> the issue of Emacs 27's usability for Drew can support any conclusions
> yet.

I too don't understand why while in dozens of libraries Drew routinely
adds backward-compatible aliases such as

  (when (= emacs-major-version 27)
    (defun y-or-n-p ()
       pre-27 body ...

but not in this case.

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