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Re: [PATCH] Only signal package.el warnings when needed

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Only signal package.el warnings when needed
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:18:51 +0200

> From: Radon Rosborough <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:46:16 -0700
> Cc: emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> You're right that we have not heard too much about it. However, I
> expect that we will hear a lot more about it if we release Emacs 27
> with the current code. This is because people who run Emacs from HEAD
> are more likely to be advanced users who know how to proceed when
> confronted with a warning message like this.

I'm saying that we should hear the complaints first and devise the
solution only after that.  It is quite likely that the actual
complaints will tell us something which will affect the solution we

> I don't see any downside to installing the patch, but I do see a clear
> benefit to many users. Let me know your thoughts.

Increasing complexity is definitely a downside, at least in my book.
Any complex solution runs the risk of having unintended consequences,
so IMO we should understand the problem better before we decide on a

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