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Re: Sub or dom ; does it really matter? [message #411750 is a reply to message #411746] Thu, 07 October 2021 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Mike Spencer is currently offline  Mike Spencer
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Dan Espen <dan1espen@gmail.com> writes:

> Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> writes:
>
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>
>>> Are you using Gnus/Emacs? If so the Emacs wiki says:
>>>
>>> "Auto-detection of UTF-8 is effectively disabled by default in GNU Emacs
>>> 21.3 and below.
>>
>> Emacs 20.7. Just so.
>
> Where did you did that up...
>
> GNU Emacs 27.1

Off-and-on Unix user from '89, tried to install slackware from
floppies in mid 90s, got lost in the mess. Fail.

In 1999 I bought a Great Fat Book with two Linux CDs in it: Caldera
and RedHat. Installed Caldera. It came up with XEmacs default. Gak!
Hastily downloaded and compiled then-current GNU Emacs -- 20.7.

With a working Linux up, as soon as I figured out how to do it,
switched to Slackware 8.0.

Since then, with each new update of Slackware, there's a new Emacs
version. I install it, spend several hours trying to make annoying
features go away or revert to previous behavior. Get fed up and
replace it with the 20.7 binary compiled in 1999. Rinse & repeat each
time a new Emacs comes along.

I can't recall all the annoyances off the top of my head. The ones
that come to mind:

+ Changed behavior of the prompt in shell-mode

+ Emacs wants to convert 30 years' accumulation of BABYL email &
news files to mbox format.

+ Colorization/standout mode. Colors chosen by Emacs conflict
with X colors I choose for Emacs windows, making (for example) the
minibuffer unreadable.

+ Numerous others I forget.

Well, you asked.

> ... and why should we consider that relevant?

Not relevant to Spooky's bloated binary .sig itself. Relevant
response to Spooky's quoted line, confessiong that h{is,er}
surmise about what {s}he regards as my antidiluvian technology is
correct.


--
Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada
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