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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:02:48 -0500

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  > IME a week is not sufficient:
  > - Many users don't update from `master` on a daily basis.
  > - I `git fetch` daily from `master`, but I don't restart my Emacs
  >   sessions all the time (hell, I just tried `M-x emacs-uptime` and this
  >   Gnus-dedicated session "says 184 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes, 38
  >   seconds").

I update from master every few months.  Building it takes a day.

Because there are occasional complications, I don't even do git pull
unless I'm ready to spend a while dealing with the consequences.
I do now know how to deal with those complications, but it may
take time.

  > So I think such changes should be introduced with:
  > - An explicit announcement.
  > - A clear way to get back the old behavior.
  > - A trial period in the order 2-3 months.

Fine with me.

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