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[Emacs-diffs] master c89f3ff: Rewrite Antinews for Emacs 26

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] master c89f3ff: Rewrite Antinews for Emacs 26
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 05:39:45 -0400 (EDT)

branch: master
commit c89f3ff3dc6c744c71808c40dc52c61979c57a4b
Author: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
Commit: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>

    Rewrite Antinews for Emacs 26
    * doc/lispref/anti.texi (Antinews): Rewrite for Emacs 26.
    * doc/lispref/elisp.texi (Top): Update the top-level menu's
    Antinews entry.
    * doc/emacs/anti.texi (Antinews): Rewrite for Emacs 26.
    * doc/emacs/emacs.texi (Top): Update the top-level menu's Antinews
    * etc/NEWS: Rearrange some entries in a more reasonable order.
 doc/emacs/anti.texi    | 322 +++++++++++++++++++++----------------------------
 doc/emacs/emacs.texi   |   2 +-
 doc/lispref/anti.texi  | 188 ++++++++++++++++++-----------
 doc/lispref/elisp.texi |   2 +-
 etc/NEWS               | 102 ++++++++--------
 5 files changed, 309 insertions(+), 307 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/emacs/anti.texi b/doc/emacs/anti.texi
index 87cbe43..ffec915 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/anti.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/anti.texi
@@ -4,215 +4,167 @@
 @c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
 @node Antinews
address@hidden Emacs 24 Antinews
address@hidden Emacs 25 Antinews
 @c Update the emacs.texi Antinews menu entry with the above version number.
   For those users who live backwards in time, here is information
-about downgrading to Emacs version 24.5.  We hope you will enjoy the
-greater simplicity that results from the absence of many Emacs
address@hidden features.
+about downgrading to Emacs version 25.2.  We hope you will enjoy the
+greater simplicity that results from the absence of many @w{Emacs
address@hidden features.
 @itemize @bullet
-Support for Cairo drawing has been removed.  On GNU and Unix systems,
-you now have only one drawing engine---the venerable X Window system.
-No need to procrastinate on the dilemma whether you do or don't want
-the new shiny Cairo thing.  Hail, simplicity!
-Emacs still works on SGI IRIX systems.  If you live backwards in time,
-this is actually a bonus, as IRIX systems will become more and more
-popular as you move farther back in time.
-Support for dynamically loaded modules has been removed.  You get to
-use only the trusted Emacs codebase, with no additions.  Those
-external modules written by some J.R. Hacker cannot be trusted anyway.
-Good riddance!
-We have greatly simplified the Emacs features which access the network
-by removing the Network Security Manager.  No more annoying prompts
-about trusting this or that site or page---you asked for it, you get
-it, no questions asked!  You, the user, are now in charge of any
-security issues related to sites whose certificates expired or didn't
-exist in the first place.  Giving the user the utmost freedom was and
-always will be the most important goal of Emacs development.  We keep
-that goal even as we develop Emacs back in time.
-We made the output of @kbd{C-h l} much simpler and easier to grasp by
-removing the names of commands run by the recorded keystrokes.  True
-Emacs lovers know their bindings by heart anyway, so why waste
-precious screen estate on that which is well known?
-Selection- and clipboard-related commands and variables got their
-historical names back.  It's now the definitive
address@hidden again instead of the vague
address@hidden, and all those @code{gui-select-text},
address@hidden, etc.@: got their @code{x-*} names
-back.  (What's a ``GUI'', anyway?)  The only true window system with
-selections is the X Window system, so we stopped pretending that other
-platforms have anything similar to that.  You now know when you invoke
-a command that accesses X.
-Passwords are no longer hidden when typed in @code{-batch} mode.  It
-was a misfeature to have it not shown in the first place: who can type
-without seeing what they type?  We couldn't convince the users of GUI
-sessions to give up hiding the password, so we at least made it
-visible in batch mode, which is something every veteran Emacs user
-uses all the time.  Stay tuned for un-hiding the password in GUI
-sessions as well as we downgrade progressively to previous Emacs
-The nuisance with Unicode characters popping up all over the place has
-been amply dealt with.  We've removed @kbd{C-x 8} shorthands for
-characters such as ‘, ’, “, ”, €, ≤, and many others; as a nice
-benefit, this removes many useless entries at the beginning of the
address@hidden b} output.  The @code{electric-quote-mode} has been deleted,
-so there's only the one true quoting method now---using the
address@hidden quote characters.  And if that's not enough, the
-doc strings and other messages show text quoted @t{`like this'}
-as they were written, instead of arbitrarily replacing them
-with Unicode ``curved quote'' characters @t{‘like this’}.  The
address@hidden variable becomes therefore unneeded and was
-removed.  As result, text produced by Emacs can be sent to those
-venerable teletypes again, yeah!
-For the same reasons, the character classes @code{[:alpha:]} and
address@hidden:alnum:]} again match any word-constituent character, and
address@hidden:graph:]} and @code{[:print:]} match every multibyte character.
-Confusing use of Unicode character properties is gone.
-I-search and query-replace no longer try to confuse you by using the
-``character-folding'' magic.  They will no longer find any characters
-you didn't actually type, like find @kbd{ⓐ} when you actually typed
address@hidden  Users who want to find some fancy character will have to
-type it explicitly.
-The @file{desktop.el} package no longer records window and frame
-configuration, and doesn't attempt to restore them.  You now have back
-your freedom of re-arranging your windows and frames anew each time
-you restore a session.  This made the new backward-incompatible format
-of the @file{.emacs.desktop} file unnecessary, so the format was
-reverted back to what it was before Emacs 25.  You can now again use
-the desktop file with all the previous versions of Emacs.
-We have reworked the Prettify Symbols mode to support only the default
address@hidden  No need to consider
-whether your major or minor mode needs its own prettifications; just
-use what came with Emacs.  We also removed the
address@hidden option: once prettified,
-always prettified!  These changes make the Prettify Symbols mode quite
-a lot simpler and easier to use.
+Emacs no longer defaults to requiring the GnuTLS library when you
+build it.  Those who want the TLS functionality built-in will have to
+explicitly request it at build time---or forever hold their peace.  We
+decided that having the TLS functionality doesn't justify annoying
+users or package builders with error messages about libgnutls absence.
+We also decided that if you do build with GnuTLS, we will allow
+versions of the library older than 2.12.2, as that version will become
+less and less available/popular as you move farther back in time.
-Support for nifty new features of xterm, such as access to the X
-selection and the clipboard, the ``bracketed paste mode'', and other
-advanced capabilities has been removed.  When you kill text in an
-xterm Emacs session, that text is only saved in the Emacs kill ring,
-without letting other applications have any way of accessing it.  An
-xterm is just a text terminal, nothing more, nothing less.  There
-should be no feature we support on xterm that isn't supported on bare
-console terminals.  For the same reasons, support for mouse-tracking
-on xterm was removed.  We will continue this line of simplifications
-as we downgrade to previous versions of Emacs; stay tuned.
+For similar reasons, we've reverted back to building our own version
+of of @command{movemail} that retrieves POP3 mail as clear text via
+insecure channels.  As you move back in time, the availability of
+secure alternatives to POP3 will diminish, and we are only keen to
+support that.  We've also removed the @option{--with-mailutils}
+configure-time option, as it no longer makes sense for the observable
-Various features in @file{package.el} have been simplified.  The
-``external'' package status is no longer available.  A package present
-on multiple archives will now be listed as many times as it is found:
-we don't believe in concealing any information from the users.  This
-and other similar simplifications made
address@hidden unnecessary, since there's nothing
-to unhide now.
-The @address@hidden and @address@hidden keys in the minibuffer have
-been simplified to move by history items.  No need to wonder whether
-you have moved to the next/previous item or to another line within the
-same item.  Well-written commands shouldn't allow too long history
-entries anyway; be sure to report any that do as bugs, so that we
-could fix them in past versions of Emacs.
-The VC mode was simplified by removing the support for ``push''
-commands.  Moving back in time means you will have less and less need
-to use modern version control systems such as Git, Bazaar, and
-Mercurial, so the necessity of using ``push'' commands will gradually
-disappear.  We removed it from Emacs in advance, so that you won't
-need to un-learn it when this command disappears, as it should.
-The support for full C/C++ expressions in macros has been removed from
-Hide-Ifdef mode.  It now supports only the basic literal macros.  As
-result, the user interface was simplified, and a number of useless
-commands have been removed from Hide-Ifdef mode.  Further
-simplifications were made possible by removing support for some fancy
-new preprocessor directives, such as @code{#if defined}, @code{#elif},
-We have reverted to Etags for looking up definitions of functions,
-variables, etc.  Commands such as @kbd{M-.} use tags tables, as they
-always have.  This allowed the removal of the entire @file{xref.el}
-package and its many metastases in the other Emacs packages and
-commands, significantly simplifying those.  No more complexities with
-the various ``backends'' that provide incoherent behavior that is hard
-to explain and remember; either the symbol is in TAGS or it isn't.  No
-more new user interfaces we never before saw in Emacs, either; if you
-want the next definition for the symbol you typed, just invoke
address@hidden M-.}---what could be simpler?  As a nice side effect, you get
-to use your beloved @code{tags-loop-continue} and @code{pop-tag-mark}
-commands and their memorable bindings.  The @file{package.el} package
-has been removed for similar reasons.
+We have removed support for @command{systemd} and similar services: we
+no longer provide a user init file for enabling Emacs support via
+those services, and we removed from the Emacs server the
+socket-launching support important for Emacs client operation under
+these services.  Again, these services will lose popularity as you
+move back in time, so the code supporting them will be just dead code,
+bloating Emacs unnecessarily.
+Reproducible builds of Emacs are no longer supported, as past
+development will make that unnecessary.
+The @option{--fg-daemon} is gone, leaving only @option{--daemon}.  No
+need to procrastinate on the dilemma whether you do or don't want the
+new shiny ``headless Emacs'' thingy.  Hail, simplicity!
+As text terminals supporting true color will lose ground as you move
+back in time, we've removed support for 24-bit colors on text
+terminals.  If you want colors on a text terminal, you should be fine
+with just 8 of them.  (Truth being told, we think text terminals
+should be monochrome, but you will have to keep downgrading to older
+Emacs versions to have that feature back.)
+Emacs 25.2 no longer supports magic signatures of the form
address@hidden/usr/bin/env @var{interpreter}} in scripts.  Moving back in
+time means you are getting closer to the ideal of the original Unix
+design where all the interpreters lived in a single directory
address@hidden/bin}, so this fancy feature is simply becoming unnecessary
+The double-buffering feature of Emacs display on X has been removed.
+We decided that its complexity and a few random surprising
+side-effects aren't justified by the gains, even though those gains
+were hailed in some quarters.  Yes, Emacs 25.2 will flicker in some
+use cases, but we are sure Emacs users will be able to suck it, a they
+have been doing for years.  Since this feature is gone, we've also
+removed the @code{inhibit-double-buffering} frame parameter, which is
+now unnecessary.
+Non-breaking hyphens and ASCII characters displayed instead of
+unsupported quote characters are now again displayed using the
address@hidden face.  We think having a single face instead of 3
+different ones will make Emacs customization a much simpler job for
+users.  For the same reason, we've removed the
address@hidden face, leaving just @code{highlight} for
+any element of the Emacs display besides the mode line.
+You can no longer disable attempts of recovery from fatal exceptions
+such as C stack overflows and fatal signals.  Since the recovery
+included in Emacs is reliable enough, we decided there was no reason
+to put your edits in danger of becoming lost when these situations
+happen.  The variables @code{'attempt-stack-overflow-recovery} and
address@hidden are therefore removed.
+The @code{timer-list} command was removed, as we decided timers are
+not user-level feature, and therefore users should not be allowed to
+mess with them.  Ask an Emacs Lisp guru near you for help if you have
+a runaway timer in your session.  (Of course, as you move back in
+time, such runaway timers will become less and less frequent, and
+actually timers might start shutting down automatically, as they
+cannot cope with time reversal.)
+Horizontal scrolling using the mouse or touchpad has been removed.  In
+the past, wide monitors will become less popular, so horizontal
+scrolling will no longer be needed.  Removal of the mouse support for
+horizontal scrolling is the first step towards its complete removal in
+prior Emacs versions.
+We have found the @option{--tramp} option of @command{emacsclient} too
+risky and too complicated, so we removed it to simplify the client
+code and its usage.
+The @code{display-raw-bytes-as-hex} variable is gone, so raw bytes can
+only be displayed as octal escapes.  Emacs users should be able to
+convert from octal to any other base in their sleep!
address@hidden(/ @var{n})} once again yields just @var{n}.  Emacs Lisp is not
-Common Lisp, so compatibility with CL just complicates Emacs here.
+Displaying line numbers for a buffer is only possibly using add-on
+features, such as @code{linum-mode}, which can only display the
+numbers in the display margins.  Line-number display using these
+features is also slow, as we firmly believe such a feature is
+un-Emacsy and should not have been included in Emacs to begin with.
+Consequently, @code{display-line-numbers-mode} was removed.
-The functions @code{filepos-to-bufferpos} and
address@hidden have been removed.  Code that needs to
-find a file position by a buffer position or vice versa should adapt
-by reading the file with no conversions and counting bytes while
-comparing text.  How hard can that be?
+On our permanent quest for simplifying Emacs, we've removed the
+support for passing command-line arguments and options to Emacs via
+the @option{--alternate-editor} option of @command{emacsclient} and
address@hidden environment variable.  There's only one True
+Emacs---the one that comes up when invoked as @kbd{emacs}, no need for
+all those fancy options!
-We saw no need for the @code{make-process} primitive, so we removed
-it.  The @code{start-process} primitive provides all the functionality
-one needs, so adding more APIs just confuses users.
+The complication known as ``single-line horizontal scrolling'' is no
+longer with you in Emacs 25.2.  This feature was a bow to ``other
+editors''; instead, let those other editors bow to Emacs by hscrolling
+the entire window at all times.  Repeat after me: ``The Emacs way is
+the Only Way!''
-The functions @code{bidi-find-overridden-directionality} and
address@hidden were removed, in preparation
-for removing the whole bidi support when downgrading to Emacs 23.
+The fancy case conversions of non-ASCII characters used in several
+locales, like Turkish and Greek, are removed, leaving the relations
+between upper and lower letter-case simple again, as they were in
+7-bit ASCII.  Likewise with ligatures that turn into multiple
+characters when their letter-case changes---gone.
-Horizontal scroll bars are no longer supported.  Enlarge your windows
-and frames instead, or use @code{truncate-lines} and the automatic
-horizontal scrolling of text that Emacs had since time immemorial.
+Enchant is no longer supported by @code{ispell-buffer} and similar
+spell-checking commands.  As Enchant will gradually disappear while
+you move back in time, its support will become unnecessary anyway.
-Emacs is again counting the height of a frame's menu and its tool bar
-in the frame's text height calculations.  This makes Emacs invocation
-on different platforms and with different toolkits less predictable
-when frame geometry parameters are given on the Emacs command line,
-thus making Emacs more adventurous and less boring to use.
+Tramp lost its support for Google Drive repositories.  Cloud storage
+is on its way to extinction as you move back in time, thus making this
+feature redundant.
-The @command{etags} program no longer supports Ruby and Go languages.
-You won't need that as you progressively travel back in time towards
-the time before these languages were invented.  We removed support for
-them in anticipation for that time.
+Several commands, deemed to be unnecessary complications, have been
+removed.  Examples include @code{replace-buffer-contents} and
 To keep up with decreasing computer memory capacity and disk space, many
-other functions and files have been eliminated in Emacs 24.5.
+other functions and files have been eliminated in Emacs 25.2.
 @end itemize
diff --git a/doc/emacs/emacs.texi b/doc/emacs/emacs.texi
index f3e6c94..1f60354 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/emacs.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/emacs.texi
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@ Appendices
 * GNU Free Documentation License:: The license for this documentation.
 * Emacs Invocation::    Hairy startup options.
 * X Resources::         X resources for customizing Emacs.
-* Antinews::            Information about Emacs version 24.
+* Antinews::            Information about Emacs version 25.
 * Mac OS / GNUstep::    Using Emacs under Mac OS and GNUstep.
 * Microsoft Windows::   Using Emacs on Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS.
 * Manifesto::           What's GNU?  Gnu's Not Unix!
diff --git a/doc/lispref/anti.texi b/doc/lispref/anti.texi
index 02d08eb..fc14c8c 100644
--- a/doc/lispref/anti.texi
+++ b/doc/lispref/anti.texi
@@ -6,110 +6,158 @@
 @c This node must have no pointers.
 @node Antinews
address@hidden Emacs 24 Antinews
address@hidden Emacs 25 Antinews
 @c Update the elisp.texi Antinews menu entry with the above version number.
 For those users who live backwards in time, here is information about
-downgrading to Emacs version 24.5.  We hope you will enjoy the greater
-simplicity that results from the absence of many Emacs @value{EMACSVER}
+downgrading to Emacs version 25.2.  We hope you will enjoy the greater
+simplicity that results from the absence of many @w{Emacs
address@hidden features.
address@hidden Old Lisp Features in Emacs 24
address@hidden Old Lisp Features in Emacs 25
 @itemize @bullet
-The requirement that @code{setq} and @code{setf} must be called with
-an even number of arguments has been removed.  You can now call them
-with an odd number of arguments, and Emacs will helpfully supply a
address@hidden for the missing one.  Simplicity rules!
+The concurrency features have been removed.  Even in its limited
+``mostly cooperative'' form, with only one Lisp thread running at any
+given time, it made Emacs significantly more complex for Lisp programs
+that need to work correctly in the presence of additional threads.
address@hidden shell} and @kbd{M-x compile} set the @env{EMACS} environment
-variable, as they should, to indicate that the subprocess is run by
-Emacs.  This is so packages that took years to learn how to work
-around that setting could continue using their code to that effect.
+Handling of file attributes has been simplified by discarding the
+accessor functions, such as @code{file-attribute-type} and
address@hidden  Real Lisp programmers always
+access the individual attributes by their ordinal numbers, and can
+recite those numbers in their sleep.
-The @code{save-excursion} form saves and restores the mark, as
-expected.  No more need for the new @code{save-mark-and-excursion},
-which has been deleted.
+The networking code is back at its pristine simplicity, as we deleted
+the use of asynchronous DNS resolution, connection, and TLS
+negotiation for TLS streams.  You no longer need to consider the
+resulting complexity and interesting race conditions when you write
+Lisp programs that use network communications.  As a direct
+consequence, the @code{:complete-negotiation} parameter of
address@hidden has become unnecessary, and was removed---just one
+example of how removal of asynchronicity simplifies Emacs.
-We have removed the @code{text-quoting-style} variable and the
-associated functionality that translates quote characters in messages
-displayed to the user and in help buffers.  Emacs now shows exactly
-the same quote characters as you wrote in your code!  Likewise,
address@hidden leaves the quote characters alone.  As
-you move back in time, Unicode support becomes less and less
-important, so no need to display those fancy new quotes the Unicode
-Standard invented.
+We've removed the @file{puny.el} library, so Web sites with
address@hidden URLs are no longer easily accessible.  But such
+sites become more and more rare as you move back in time, so having a
+specialized library for their support was deemed an unnecessary
+maintenance burden.
+Field numbers like @samp{%2$} in format specifiers are no longer
+available.  We decided that their use makes code reading and
+comprehension much harder, and that having them is unjustified in the
+past where similar features in popular C libraries will also be gone.
+Since the built-in capability to display line numbers has been removed
+(@pxref{Antinews,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}), we've also deleted
+the @code{line-number-display-width} function and the support for the
address@hidden property, as Lisp programs that do
+their own display layout decisions no longer need to cater to this
+tricky feature.
 Regular expressions have been simplified by removing support for
-Unicode character properties in regexp classes.  As result,
address@hidden:alpha:]} and @code{[:alnum:]} will match any character with a
-word syntax, and @code{[:graph:]} and @code{[:print:]} will match any
-multibyte character, including surrogates and unassigned codepoints.
-Once again, this is in line with diminishing importance of Unicode as
-you move back in time.
+Unicode character properties in the @code{[:blank:]} regexp class.  As
+result, this class will match only spaces and tabs.  Once again, this
+is in line with diminishing importance of Unicode as you move back in
+For similar reasons, we removed the function @code{char-from-name}.
+It should be easy enough to access the full list of Unicode characters
+returned by @code{ucs-names} instead, for as long as Unicode support
+in Emacs exists (which shouldn't be too long).
+Various functions that accept file names as arguments, such as
address@hidden, @code{file-symlink-p}, and
address@hidden gained back the special support for file
+names quoted with @samp{/:}, and they now interpret @samp{~} in
+symlink targets as you'd expect: to mean your home directory.  The
+confusing differences between the operation of these functions in
+interactive and non-interactive invocations has been removed.
+The function @file{assoc} has been simplified by removing its third
+optional argument.  It now always uses @code{equal} for comparison.
+Likewise, @code{alist-get} always uses @code{assq}, and @code{map-get}
+and @code{map-put} always use @code{eql} for their comparisons.
+GnuTLS cryptographic functions are no longer available in Emacs.  We
+have decided that the needs for such functionality are deteriorating,
+and their cumbersome interfaces make them hard to use.
+We have removed support for records of user-defined types, and
address@hidden no longer uses records.  This removes the
+potential for quite a few places where existing and past code could be
+broken by records.
+You can again use @code{string-as-unibyte},
address@hidden, and other similar functions, without
+being annoyed by messages about their deprecation.  This is in
+preparation for removal of multibyte text from Emacs in the distance
-Evaluating @samp{(/ @var{n})} will now yield @var{n}.  We have
-realized that interpreting that as in Common Lisp was a bad mistake
-that needed to be corrected.
+The function @code{read-color} no longer displays color names using
+each color as the background.  We have determined that this surprises
+users and produces funny inconsistent results on color-challenged
-The @code{pcase} form was significantly simplified by removing the
-UPatterns @code{quote} and @code{app}.  To further simplify this
-facility, we've removed @code{pcase-defmacro}, since we found no need
-for letting Lisp programs define new UPatterns.
+We removed the function @code{file-name-case-insensitive-p}, as
+testing for the OS symbol should be enough for the observable past to
+come, and learning to use yet another API is a burden.
-We've removed the text properties @code{cursor-intangible} and
address@hidden, replacing them by the much simpler
address@hidden, @code{point-entered}, and @code{point-left}
-properties.  The latter are implemented on a much lower level, and
-therefore are better integrated with user expectations.  For similar
-reasons, @code{cursor-intangible-mode} and @code{cursor-sensor-mode}
-were removed; use the hook variable @code{inhibit-point-motion-hooks}
-which is no longer obsolete.
+The function @code{read-multiple-choice} is also gone, in recognition
+of the fact that nothing makes Emacs Lisp hacker rejoice more than the
+need to sit down and write yet another interactive question-and-answer
+function, and make it optimal for each specific case.
-Process creation and management functions were significantly improved
-and simplified by removing @code{make-process} and the @code{pipe}
-connection type.  Redirecting @code{stderr} of a subprocess should be
-done with shell facilities, not by Emacs.
+The function @code{add-variable-watcher} and the corresponding
+debugger command @code{debug-on-variable-change} have been removed.
+They make debugging more complicated, while examining the value of a
+variable at each stop point is easy enough to cover the same use
+cases.  Let simplicity rule!
-We decided that shutting up informative messages is bad for user
-interaction, so we've removed the @code{inhibit-message} variable
-which could be used to that effect.
+The function @code{mapcan} is gone; use @code{mapcar} instead, and
+process the resulting list as you see fit.
-Support for generators and for finalizers has been removed, as we
-found no real need for these facilities.
+You can once again write a Lisp program that returns funny random
+values from @code{file-attributes} by having another process alter the
+filesystem while Emacs is accessing the file.  This can give rise to
+some interesting applications in the near past.
-Due to excessive complexity and the diminishing need for Unicode
-support, the functions @code{string-collate-lessp} and
address@hidden were removed.  Their locale-independent
-counterparts @code{string-lessp} and @code{string-equal} are so much
-more simple and yield predictable results that we don't see any
-situation where the locale-dependent collation could be useful in
-Emacs.  As result, the @file{ls-lisp.el} package sorts files in a
-locale-independent manner.
+We have removed the functions @code{file-name-quote},
address@hidden, and @code{file-name-quoted-p}.  Writing code
+that checks whether a file name is already quoted is easy, and doubly
+quoting a file name should not produce any problems for well-written
+Lisp code.
-In preparation for removal in some past version of Emacs of the
-bidirectional editing support, we started by deleting two functions
address@hidden and
+Frame parameters like @code{z-group}, @code{min-width},
address@hidden, @code{delete-before}, etc. have been removed.
+Emacs should not replace your window-manager, certainly not as
+window-managers become less and less capable.
-Time conversion functions, such as @code{current-time-string}, no
-longer accept an optional @var{zone} argument.  If you need to change
-the current time zone (why?), do that explicitly with
+We decided that the format of mode line and header line should be
+customizable only based on buffers; the @code{mode-line-format} and
address@hidden window parameters have been removed.
 As part of the ongoing quest for simplicity, many other functions and
diff --git a/doc/lispref/elisp.texi b/doc/lispref/elisp.texi
index f30d9f9..b1399cd 100644
--- a/doc/lispref/elisp.texi
+++ b/doc/lispref/elisp.texi
@@ -230,7 +230,7 @@ To view this manual in other formats, click
-* Antinews::                Info for users downgrading to Emacs 24.
+* Antinews::                Info for users downgrading to Emacs 25.
 * GNU Free Documentation License:: The license for this documentation.
 * GPL::                     Conditions for copying and changing GNU Emacs.
 * Tips::                    Advice and coding conventions for Emacs Lisp.
diff --git a/etc/NEWS b/etc/NEWS
index be95504..2b0c86d 100644
--- a/etc/NEWS
+++ b/etc/NEWS
@@ -65,9 +65,9 @@ need to copy the emacs.service file to eg 
 Emacs that is more likely to be reproducible; that is, if you build
 and install Emacs twice, the second Emacs is a copy of the first.
 Deterministic builds omit the build date from the output of the
-emacs-version and erc-cmd-SV functions, and the leave the following
-variables nil: emacs-build-system, emacs-build-time,
+'emacs-version' and 'erc-cmd-SV' functions, and the leave the
+following variables nil: 'emacs-build-system', 'emacs-build-time',
 ** The configure option '--with-gameuser' now defaults to 'no',
 as this appears to be the most common configuration in practice.
@@ -108,11 +108,6 @@ The effect is similar to that of "toolBar" resource on the 
tool bar.
 * Changes in Emacs 26.1
-** The function 'assoc' now takes an optional third argument 'testfn'.
-This argument, when non-nil, is used for comparison instead of
 ** New variable 'executable-prefix-env' for inserting magic signatures.
 This variable affects the format of the interpreter magic number
@@ -127,10 +122,6 @@ so the default behavior is not changed.
 This is now stored separately in a new variable, 'emacs-build-number'.
-** The new function 'mapbacktrace' applies a function to all frames of
-the current stack trace.
 ** Emacs now provides a limited form of concurrency with Lisp threads.
 Concurrency in Emacs Lisp is "mostly cooperative", meaning that
 Emacs will only switch execution between threads at well-defined
@@ -144,10 +135,6 @@ See the chapter "Threads" in the ELisp manual for full 
 of these facilities.
-** The new function 'file-name-case-insensitive-p' tests whether a
-given file is on a case-insensitive filesystem.
 ** The new user variable 'electric-quote-chars' provides a list
 of curved quotes for 'electric-quote-mode', allowing user to choose
 the types of quotes to be used.
@@ -272,20 +259,6 @@ part of minibuffers.
 ** 'find-library' now takes a prefix argument to pop to a different
-** Several accessors for the value returned by 'file-attributes'
-have been added.  They are: 'file-attribute-type',
-'file-attribute-link-number', 'file-attribute-user-id',
-'file-attribute-group-id', 'file-attribute-access-time',
-'file-attribute-status-change-time', 'file-attribute-size',
-'file-attribute-modes', 'file-attribute-inode-number',
-'file-attribute-device-number' and 'file-attribute-collect'.
-** The new function 'buffer-hash' computes a fast, non-consing hash of
-a buffer's contents.
 ** 'fill-paragraph' no longer marks the buffer as changed unless it
 actually changed something.
@@ -337,13 +310,6 @@ probability of data corruption due to techniques Emacs 
uses to recover
 in these situations.
-** 'interrupt-process' now consults the list 'interrupt-process-functions',
-to determine which function has to be called in order to deliver the
-SIGINT signal.  This allows Tramp to send the SIGINT signal to remote
-asynchronous processes.  The hitherto existing implementation has been
-moved to 'internal-default-interrupt-process'.
 ** File local and directory local variables are now initialized each
 time the major mode is set, not just when the file is first visited.
 These local variables will thus not vanish on setting a major mode.
@@ -359,17 +325,13 @@ see the node "Connection Local Variables" in the ELisp 
 ** International domain names (IDNA) are now encoded via the new
-puny.el library, so that one can visit web sites with non-ASCII URLs.
+puny.el library, so that one can visit Web sites with non-ASCII URLs.
 ** The new 'timer-list' command lists all active timers in a buffer,
 where you can cancel them with the 'c' command.
-** The new function 'read-multiple-choice' prompts for multiple-choice
-questions, with a handy way to display help texts.
 ** 'switch-to-buffer-preserve-window-point' now defaults to t.
@@ -455,10 +417,6 @@ display of raw bytes from octal to hex.
 ** You can now provide explicit field numbers in format specifiers.
 For example, '(format "%2$s %1$s" "X" "Y")' produces "Y X".
-** 'comment-indent-function' values may now return a cons to specify a
-range of indentation.
 ** Emacs now supports optional display of line numbers in the buffer.
 This is similar to what linum-mode provides, but much faster and
@@ -1289,18 +1247,62 @@ variable 'x-gtk-use-window-move'.  The variable is now 
 * Lisp Changes in Emacs 26.1
-** New optional argument TEXT in 'make-temp-file'.
-** New function `define-symbol-prop'.
+** The function 'assoc' now takes an optional third argument TESTFN.
+This argument, when non-nil, is used for comparison instead of
 ** New optional argument TESTFN in 'alist-get', 'map-elt' and 'map-put'.
+If non-nil, the argument specifies a function to use for comparison,
+instead of, respectively, 'assq' and 'eql'.
 ** New function 'seq-set-equal-p' to check if SEQUENCE1 and SEQUENCE2
 contain the same elements, regardless of the order.
+** The new function 'mapbacktrace' applies a function to all frames of
+the current stack trace.
+** The new function 'file-name-case-insensitive-p' tests whether a
+given file is on a case-insensitive filesystem.
+** Several accessors for the value returned by 'file-attributes'
+have been added.  They are: 'file-attribute-type',
+'file-attribute-link-number', 'file-attribute-user-id',
+'file-attribute-group-id', 'file-attribute-access-time',
+'file-attribute-status-change-time', 'file-attribute-size',
+'file-attribute-modes', 'file-attribute-inode-number',
+'file-attribute-device-number' and 'file-attribute-collect'.
+** The new function 'buffer-hash' computes a fast, non-consing hash of
+a buffer's contents.
+** 'interrupt-process' now consults the list 'interrupt-process-functions',
+to determine which function has to be called in order to deliver the
+SIGINT signal.  This allows Tramp to send the SIGINT signal to remote
+asynchronous processes.  The hitherto existing implementation has been
+moved to 'internal-default-interrupt-process'.
+** The new function 'read-multiple-choice' prompts for multiple-choice
+questions, with a handy way to display help texts.
+** 'comment-indent-function' values may now return a cons to specify a
+range of indentation.
+** New optional argument TEXT in 'make-temp-file'.
+** New function `define-symbol-prop'.
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