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bug#4743: fundamental mode not sufficiently fundamental yet

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4743: fundamental mode not sufficiently fundamental yet
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 09:16:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Looks like maybe you don't want Emacs.
> Thats surely not the case. I am using Emacs since the early 90s.

I'm glad to hear it.

>> It turns out that Emacs's fundamental mode used to behave in this way at
>> some point in the past.  But most like those "micro emacsen" do it this
>> way simply because they want to keep things simple.
> And you disagree with Kiss?

KISS results in different final products depending on the context.
E.g. in the case of Emacs, changing indent-line-function's default from
`indent-to-left-margin' to `indent-relative' made the code simpler
(after all, the complexity associated with indent-relative can't be
avoided, so the driving decision was "which choice is the most common"
so as to reduce the amount of work to be done in each major mode).

> Setting the (undocumented?) indent-fill-function did not work.

It's because it was a typo.  My previous email had the right name:


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