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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 17:12:22 +0300

> Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 23:09:24 +0200
> From: Ergus <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> We are far from becoming a toxic community, but new/different ideas are
> not really very welcome and sometimes the arguments are like "it has
> always been like that", "old users don't want that change".

Really?  You've just went through a process of proposing and
implementing a new feature -- did you feel your idea was "not really

> The conservative attitude in emacs development group (apart from the
> technical obstacles like the workflow and the paperwork and so on) gives
> the idea of a closed environment (that actually it is from the
> development point of view because we are like frozen in the past) where
> only very experts are welcome (that's the vision people have from
> outside) so very few melpa developers are really interested to face all
> those issues to contribute.

Is this your experience from implementing the fill-column indicator?
If so, how do you explain that you, as a relative non-expert, were
welcome in that case?

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