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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 06:42:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> 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
> welcome"?
>> 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?

I think the tone of this very reply confirms he
is right.

underground experts united

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