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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] support for xemacs

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] support for xemacs
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:36:31 +0100

Hi Uwe and Keita,

2017-02-23 22:31 GMT+01:00 Uwe Brauer <address@hidden>:
>     > Hi Tassilo and all,
>     > For the sake of fairness, I leave here a record of a benefit
>     > obtained from trying to keep support for xemacs. The dicovery of
>     > the series of bugs I reported about font-latex.el[1] were
>     > triggered by the warnings of byte compilation in xemacs. Since GNU
>     > emacs doesn't warn about those code, the bugs were left unnoticed
>     > for a fairly long period if I didn't test with xemacs. In this
>     > sense, it is not bad to have two different byte-compile optimizer
>     > at our hands.
> That is why I propose to stop trying to maintain xemacs compatibility
> but _not  to remove the Xemacs compatibility code, but I understand if
> that is too much of a burden.

Also GNU Emacs adds some new compilation warnings at every new major
version.  The single case pointed out by Keita is surely funny, but
relying on a 8-year old platform, somewhat incompatible with the main
target platform, to possibly detect bugs doesn't look very effective
to me ;-)


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