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Re: Omitting Windows-specific parts from infrastructure changes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Omitting Windows-specific parts from infrastructure changes
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:20:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I don't want to get into this discussion, but in case people wonder
where I stand, I fully agree with Eli's position below.


> No, we are talking about making changes in infrastructure used by all
> platforms.  Once someone decides to make such changes, making
> good-faith effort to do that in all parts of Emacs is part of the job.
> It could be done either by actually making those changes all over, or
> by asking platform maintainers to do the parts related to their
> platforms.  In the latter case, the platform maintainers should have
> enough information about the proposed change to be able to do their
> parts without investing too much time and effort where the initiator
> can help them avoid that.

> For example, in the recently discussed changeset that uses CALLN for
> some C-level calls to Lisp APIs, the information that should be passed
> to platform maintainers is how to identify the offending calls.  This
> information is clear to the person who initiated the change and it's
> possible to describe it in a sentence or two.  I have hard time
> understanding how this kind of requirement could be described as
> impossible or hard to comply.

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