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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: 24 Nov 2001 10:41:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

 Miles> address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:
 >> With Emacs, you can try fixing its operation under Windows.  Instead
 >> of supporting those that do, people in here occasionally seem bent on
 >> tirading against the operating system in general and not doing anything.

 Miles> Excuse me, but what `tirade'?  Richard didn't say `you suck,
 Miles> we won't fix your problem, ha ha ha', he merely pointed out
 Miles> (as an aside) that, in the end, everyone is better served by
 Miles> not using windows, and that it's easy to forget this when
 Miles> thinking about `narrow technical issues.'  That's all.

To quote him verbatim from the current thread:

 RMS> Windows is bad, and I don't just mean technically.  If
 RMS> you're still using Windows, the most important fix for you to make is
 RMS> to get rid of it.  Either throw the Windows out of your computer, or
 RMS> throw your computer out of the window!

Note that this came as an offside recommendation in a discussion
concerned with technical problems in the Windows environment.  If the
head GNUisance and Emacs deity's comment with regard to problems
operating Emacs under Windows is a recommendation of throwing your
computer out of the window, I indeed take the freedom of finding this
not too far off from what you try to describe in a jocular
exaggeration of my original comment as the `you suck, we won't fix
your problem, ha ha ha' stance.

I am fully aware that Free Software developers are used to backpedal
around comments from RMS and try to interpret more moderate meaning
into them, but wouldn't it be more honest to let his words just speak
for themselves?

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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