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Re: Confused by y-or-n-p

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Confused by y-or-n-p
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 01:46:57 -0800

Gregory Heytings <ghe@sdf.org> writes:

> Perhaps I did not look at the right place, but I do not see such a rule or
> guideline in CONTRIBUTE or elsewhere.  What do you (and others) think of
> the following:
> Any change that matters to end-users should have an entry in etc/NEWS.
> *In principle, any such change should, unless it is an added feature,
> either require setting a variable to be enabled, or be reversible by
> setting a variable.*

I am against such a change, for the reasons given in my previous

>> Do you have any evidence to back up the claim that this has happened?
> It happened with y-or-n-p; it would not have happened with the above
> guideline.

I don't think the second part of that sentence logically follows from
the first.

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