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Re: [ELPA] New package xeft.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package xeft.el
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2023 00:14:49 -0500

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  > But the downside is also less than with shipping pure binaries, because
  > platforms without shipped native-compiled code will just have a longer
  > startup time, but the package will still work.

Why do you expect this to affect startup time?  Are you assuming the
first thing done after downloading the package will beto
native-compile it?  Why should that be?

                                                   The package also works
  > for them if there is no native compiler for the platform at all.

The downside for us is complexity, work, and maybe risk.  Even if maintainers
are willing to do the work, that won't eliminate the other reasons.
I urge the maintainers to refuse it.

Meanwhile, such risk is bad for the GNU Project.  When the benefit is
so little, it is better to say no.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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