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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 02:53:09 -0500

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  > > You CAN start a discussion on emacs-devel, but in order to be aware
  > > there is a need for one, you would need to subscribe to bug-gnu-emacs
  > > AND follow discussion of dealing with a particular bug.

  > There's no need to subscribe to bug-gnu-emacs in order to read it.
  > One can follow the list archives via the Web browser, for example, or
  > use the debbugs Web interface.

We are miscommunicating.  You're talking about a technical question
about how one reads those messages.

I am talking about the time and work required to read all those
messages -- which is why I don't read them.  I can't afford that.

  > The rule you propose has a price that I don't think we should pay.  I
  > personally simply cannot afford paying it.  Reading the bug list is
  > not a big deal,

In my incoming for 20 hours, there were 70 messages to bug-gnu-emacs
and debbugs.

I can't keep up.  I am about to go to bed and I am 200 messages
backlogged from today alone.

When people are discussing fixing a bug that is just a technical
issue, and they can do it fine without me, I delete the whole thread
so  I can have time to read my other mail.

Based on what you've said, I'm sure you understand what this is like.

                    so people who want to be more involved are invited to
  > do that.  By contrast, the burden on Lars and myself to make sure we
  > start a discussion about every change which might require it is
  > considerable.

I agree.  I don't think that you, the maintainers, should have to do this.

I don't think I suggested that.  But we have seen so many subtopics
I can't remember them all with confidence.

Anyway, let's agree that you maintainers shouldn't have a burden from this.

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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