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bug#31796: 27.1; dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace fails to find multilin

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#31796: 27.1; dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace fails to find multiline regexps
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:43:53 +0200
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On 24.11.2020 17:16, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

In fact, some of the passion in Dmitry's response wasn't directed at
you, it was directed at myself and other senior maintainers who
frequently object to changes and/or request complicated
backward-compatibility shims, for that very reason.

In a way, perhaps. Even though I've been on the other side of these discussions as well.

But I was mostly pointing out a logical incompatibility to a user who installs a new release, but doesn't want to see anything change, ever.

So please don't assume we don't care about stability, or don't care
enough.  It would be simply unfair to make such assumptions.  We
certainly don't need lectures about keeping Emacs stable and

That's true.

What you see in this case is not the result of negligence or
carelessness, it is the result of not being aware of this (relatively
rare) use case becoming broken when we changed the UI of this and
similar commands to a more convenient one.  It took time for people to
report the problem, and it takes us more time to come up with a good
solution.  That's all.

We've been aware of it for at least two years now. So what are we, then, negligent, careless, or incompetent?

If you're saying we can't afford to break even a minor feature like this, I don't think there are a lot of options.

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