David Kastrup writes:
> Yes, but given my state of knowledge, I'm going to need
> information from the people who have seen misbehavior.
Let's hope you get it.
"Why, David, I didn't know you cared!"
"Safe" does not mean "I think we got sufficient code
review to hazard a
guess that nothing bad happens when we rewrite the files created by
Emacs under normal circumstances" but rather "we don't rewrite files
created by Emacs" in my book.
But XEmacs is just as much Emacs as, say, Emacs 24, and more so than
Emacs 25 is. Nor is .emacs "created" by Emacs; it's explicitly
intended to be edited by the user, and should not be present in a
brand new installation.
That's the safe option.
Which AFAIK Emacs itself doesn't respect, and never did, by design.
Using terms like like "migrate" which imply some
Not at all in my dialect (migratory birds, fish, and whales, nyet?),
but I'll take yours into consideration.
I am explaining to you how to avoid letting the user pick the choice
that has prospectively unwanted consequences for him, and you keep
telling me that everything is working as intended.
No, I'm telling you I don't understand what you're trying to tell me,
because from where I sit it *looks* like things are working as
intended, and pretty much as you say. I know that I'm missing
something, while you seem to think you know what you're talking about,
so I'm going to tell you how things look to me and let you tell me
what's different for you.
The problem is that the _user_ is not working as intended.
Well, yes, but I don't know what the user is doing yet, and as far as
I can tell from what's been said so far the only thing wrong is that
the user thinks something's wrong. OK, I'm listening, but I can't
help until I can figure out what's going wrong.
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