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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 17:33:17 +0200

> Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:41:27 +0000
> From: Gregory Heytings <ghe@sdf.org>
> cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, emacs-devel@gnu.org
>         That's what I do, too. But you can't expect regular users to do this 
> to compare two behaviors in order to give feedback. 
>     Why not? This is not about any user, this is about people who track the 
> Emacs development.
> One of the things Richard had in mind in his proposal was "poll the users and 
> see who likes [the new behavior] _and why_". Perhaps I misunderstood what he 
> meant, but for me "the users" is much broader than "people who track the 
> Emacs development".

We are talking about people who read emacs-devel, because we'd prefer
detecting any such problems before we release them.  So I don't see
how is that "much broader" than those who track Emacs development and
can keep several past versions for comparison.

And even if you are talking about the released versions, the normal
Emacs installation procedure leaves the previous binary available for
invocation; you need to explicitly "make uninstall" to remove it.
Does installing from a binary distro (as opposed to from sources built
locally) remove previous versions nowadays?

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