[implementations-list] viper-in-more-modes still needs a maintainer: does anyone volunteer?

José A. Romero L. escherdragon at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 23:56:16 CET 2010

2010/1/1 Stephen Bach <sjbach at sjbach.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 07:29:57PM -0500, Jason Spiro wrote:
>> ...
> Emacs has a very slow development cycle and there are layers of
> bureaucracy and ego to trudge through, so I think it's unlikely vimpulse
> or viper-in-more-modes will ever be merged upstream.  But I don't think

IMHO Stephen has  made an excellent point here.  And I can understand
the position  of the Emacs team  too: they have a  "core" system, and
they're trying to  keep it as thin and simple as  they can. Of course
there's a lot  of history, politics and... (folklore,  maybe?) in the
list of packages  distributed with Emacs -- were not  for that, I bet
they'd already dumped off half of it. Don't you think there'd be more
sense  in  promoting some  kind  of  comprehensive, widely  available
repository of software for Emacs, like the Emacs Wiki?

José A. Romero L.
escherdragon at gmail.com
"We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals."
(Quarry worker's creed)

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