From: Alan Mackenzie <email@example.com> To: Eli Zaretskii <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Yikes! easy-menu-add is suddenly compiled to `ignore', without any warning. Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 12:32:08 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <YG2mSKDrIjO1WhEl@ACM> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Hello, Eli. On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 14:41:01 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote: > > Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 09:29:38 +0000 > > From: Alan Mackenzie <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Hello, Emacs and Stefan K. > > In Emacs 28, easy-menu-add is now compiled to `ignore'. This isn't > > friendly, particularly as in Emacs 27.2 and earlier, it just worked, > > without any warnings of impending obsoletion. > > 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. > > Use `ignore' instead? > easy-menu-add was an alias of 'ignore' since 4 years ago. How come > it is suddenly an issue what it is compiled to? Are you sure the > issue isn't the obsolescence warning itself? that was indeed added > last November. The issue is indeed the warning message, from which I got the impression that menu functionality had been removed. The message appeared to be telling me not to bother about this apparent loss in functionality. It's a strange thing indeed to suggest using `ignore' in source code, except for certain specific reasons. Suggesting total removal of easy-menu-add, if there is a way of doing that, would be better. > > Why have we not followed the normal procedure here, by marking the > > function as obsolete, yet leaving it working, for one or two major > > versions, and only then removing it? > It wasn't removed, so the procedure followed here is indeed our usual > one. OK. The warning message was confusing, at least for me. -- Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).
prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-04-07 12:32 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 2021-04-07 11:41 ` Eli Zaretskii 2021-04-07 12:32 ` Alan Mackenzie [this message]
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