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From: Stefan Kangas <>
To: Alan Mackenzie <>
Subject: Re: Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any warning.
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 07:43:01 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YG2eW2GpWnXRA5t9@ACM>

Hi Alan,

Alan Mackenzie <> writes:

> First of all, sorry for being so strident in my opening post.  I now
> understand what's happening.

No worries, I'm just happy we could clarify the situation.  I think this
is just an example of the kind of confusion that these compatibility
shims can sometimes cause.

>> > The warning message Emacs 28.1 gives out is particularly unfriendly and
>> > unhelpful.  It looks like this:
>> >     cc-mode.el:2591:4: Warning: `easy-menu-add' is an obsolete function
>> >     (as of 28.1); use `ignore' instead.
>> Yes, we could improve that message.
>> Perhaps it could say:  "it is not needed, so just remove it".
> Maybe it could say something like "which was always a no-op in Emacs",
> thus reassuring maintainers that they needn't worry about lost menu
> functionality.

I have now done this on master (commit 43984d72b0).  Feel free to tweak
the message if you see a way to make it even more clear.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-07 12:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-07  9:29 Alan Mackenzie
2021-04-07 10:06 ` Stefan Kangas
2021-04-07 11:24   ` Ulrich Mueller
2021-04-07 11:37     ` Eli Zaretskii
2021-04-07 14:14       ` Ulrich Mueller
2021-04-07 14:24         ` Eli Zaretskii
2021-04-07 14:30     ` XEmacs compatibility (was: Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any warning) Stefan Monnier
2021-04-07 11:58   ` Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any warning Alan Mackenzie
2021-04-07 12:43     ` Stefan Kangas [this message]
2021-04-07 11:41 ` Eli Zaretskii
2021-04-07 12:32   ` Alan Mackenzie

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