|Subject:||bug#25107: Acknowledgement (Patches to clean up ispell.el)|
|Date:||Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:46:23 +0000|
> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:20:24 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden
> Why is it useful to remove this information? The documentation of the
> spell-checkers themselves leaves a lot to be desired, so asking the
> users to go consult it might not be appreciated. I'd rather add here
> the missing info about the other spellers.
> Emacs is enough for us to document without trying to document third-party software. Since all the software
> involved is free, better to fix it directly, and benefit all its users, rather than take on the burden of documenting
> it in order only to benefit Emacs users.
I agree with the general point, but in this case we are talking about
mentioning a small number of file names in the doc string. Doesn't
seem like a burden to me, and whoever put that information there
probably didn't see it as such, either.
I was thinking about someone using the result to report the version
they have, e.g. as part of a bug report.
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