On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 17:25:30 PST, Jon Ericson said:
I'm not saying that this change to XEmacs was a good thing. In
ideal world people wouldn't have to stumble across changes like this;
they would either find them in the release notes or bugs wouldn't
happen in the first place. But since people make mistakes and do
things without fully understanding the consequences, the world is less
than perfect in this aspect. This is why there exist development
releases of software.
The most idiotic thing about your response is that there are few
people in this world more equipped to deal with this problem in a
reasonable fashion than yourself, at least from a technical
I think Jamie's point is that if *Jamie* feels blindsided by undocumented
non-backward-combatable changes, then the more casual user will be in well
over their head, and we've severely dropped the ball.
Yes, Jamie's choice of words was over the top, but we're quite guilty of
the offenses we're blamed for....