[Python-mode] merging python-mode.el and python.el
andreas.roehler at online.de
Mon Jan 19 10:42:40 CET 2009
Dave Love wrote:
> There is talk in the python-mode.el and on the web site of merging it
> with python.el. I hope people realize that can only be done in
> accordance with the GPL licence of python.el -- i.e. one way -- although
> it doesn't seem useful anyhow.
I'm glad to see your posting.
Already wanted to ask about the diff to python-mode.el you put onto emacs-wiki.
Somehow this diff --thanks btw-- contradicts your
arging here, don't it?
There's already been an attempt to put
> python.el code into python-mode.el contrary to the licence via a bug
> report, and I'm concerned that it doesn't happen any more (unless
> python-mode.el's licence is changed, obviously).
> It's not clear to me what's in python-mode.el that would be useful to
> put in python.el, although I've only skimmed the current version.
> Anyway the main raison d'être for python.el was that we couldn't get
> copyright papers for python-mode.el for inclusion in Emacs (and I won't
> put unassigned code in my version). Also, python-mode.el changes for
> Emacs weren't accepted,
Ok, thats the answer to my question.
so I wrote an intentionally incompatible mode
> minimize confusion and ease maintenance.
A different approach might always be of interest at least.
Is python.el now included in FSF Emacs? AFAIK not, for the kind of reasoning above.
IMHO that legalizing is a never ending sad story. It might end as a tragic story
for all Emacsen and GPL alike.
Please let us contribute free code to free software.
Let's enjoy all Emacsen peacefully and assist each other as much as possible.
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