Re: Bug#6014: emacs shouldn't use C-h for "help"
In article <Pine.LNX.3.95.961220000709.16110A-100000@bdb>,
"Boris D. Beletsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I see no harm if we just remap it in ~/.emacs and ~/.jedrc
I do. Keymaps are a property of the editor; more generally,
interfaces are a property of the application. I do not see _any_
reason for Debian to modify these interfaces.
Mods for getting stuff to operate in the context of Debian? Most
definitely. Trying to influence the interface seen by people when the
mods made have nothing to do with how the app fits into a Debian
system? Absolutely not.
It's fine, even necessary, to modify things like paths.el to ensure
that things like inews are seen by Emacs--after all, the locations of
binaries are fixed by Debian.
Users of emacs will go to the emacs newsgroups for help, and having
a separate class of debian-modified Emacs problems is no good to
anyone. It'd also be a PR disaster, IMO.
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