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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 05:35:42 +0200

> Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:14:21 +0000
> From: Gregory Heytings <ghe@sdf.org>
> cc: rms@gnu.org, rudalics@gmx.at, emacs-devel@gnu.org, juri@linkov.net
> > You are describing something that is already happening.  In the vast 
> > majority of cases new features don't become the default, they are 
> > introduced as opt-in features and announced in NEWS.  We consider making 
> > them the default after several releases, if and when people start asking 
> > us to enable a feature by default.
> I agree with you that this is already happening in the vast majority of 
> cases, so why would it be problematic to make this a rule, that in 
> principle any change to Emacs' behavior should provide a way to re-enable 
> the old behavior?

Because the fact it's already happening means we already have the
necessary rules, and adding more rules that restrict how we develop
Emacs is an unnecessary overhead.

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