Michael Kifer writes:
>>>>> "KJ" == Kyle Jones <of Thu, 06 May
1999 19:17:16 PDT> writes:
KJ> I don't know (or care really) why some people don't like VC. I
KJ> remove package dependencies on general principle. Your package,
I think the real problem is that certain basic things that must be in the
X/Emacs API (like whether a file is under version control, which version
control syste is used, whether a file is local or remote, etc.) are
delegated to optional packages. This only leads to bloat and to problems
like the one I have with viper (and with ediff!).
We expected the a la carte distribution system we now use to
cause some problems. We believe the benefits outweigh the effort
involved to undo the package dependencies that were introduced
when XEmacs was shipped as a massive all-or-nothing lump. The feature
specific compile time options cause similar programming headaches.