> From: Eric AbrahamsenPerhaps in the abstract this is a good idea, but it's not at all clear to me that you want a bigger crowd of people working on either of those two areas, in particular. They're very tender areas, and it's likely that a worker needs a lot of context in order to successfully modify these things. Learning the context takes time and I believe our do-everything-faster culture does not particularly reward the slow learning processes necessary in order to learn complex programming contexts such as these. Some of the context comes from bug reports.
> Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:38 AM
> To: help-gnu-em...@gnu.org
> Subject: Re: Issues with emacs (was Emacs users a dying breed?)
> On Sun, Jun 24 2012, Tom wrote:
> > Bastien <bzg <at> gnu.org> writes:
> >> The good news is that, whether Emacs users are a dying breed
> > But how to have more developers. I see 3 possibilites:
> > 1. Motivate more users to be volunteer developers? Any idea how
> One possibility: if a pure-Lisp implementation of Emacs became the
> If the line between programming Emacs packages and programming Emacs
(IMHO, in general, far too many people attempt to write or modify multi-threading code than are actually competent to do so. The hardware and software complexities involved in getting robust memory ordering across processors with good performance are simply beyond the average programmer....)
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