Subject: Re: Emacs and sys_errlist woes
To: None <>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/1993 09:45:24
> I think this would eliminate the transition rather than smooth it.  If
> we do that, we might as well scrap the whole "const" thing entirely.

Well, not necessarily.  Leaving it as a warning at least draws attention
to it (at least among those of us who pay attention to warnings from the
compiler :-), but allows you to at least budget your time more effectively--
if you wanted to compile emacs to help find a bug that prevents something
else from working entirely, you can either fix the emacs warning now or
later :-).

> It is obviously the core team's policy to advance the technology even
> when it causes some pain.  Although I occasionally resent this policy,
> I understand the motivation behind it, and I respect it.

I even fervently agree with it, but I'm not convinced that this *particular*
advancement of technology is worth spending a lot of high-priority pain on,
when a budget plan is available :-).