[Python-mode] merging python-mode.el and python.el

Jeff Bauer jbauer at rubic.com
Wed Jan 28 14:23:52 CET 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I also think that python-mode.el feels more natural to Python 
> programmers, but I have only anecdotal evidence for that.  Just last 
> week I had a colleague ask me why Emacs wasn't working the way he wanted 
> while editing his Python code.  I made a wild guess and pointed him to 
> python-mode.el and it solved his problem.  That's happened to me several 
> times when Emacs users don't realize that they have a different Python 
> mode.

Yes, I was one of those who wondered why Python didn't feel right in
Emacs until I realized there were multiple versions.  It's a subjective
thing, but no less important for that.

> I still propose we GPLv3 python-mode.el.  Thus if we cannot merge, we 
> will simply continue to develop python-mode.el separately, educate users 
> as to the differences, and let them decide which they prefer.  With a 
> GPLv3 python-mode.el we can all borrow from each other.


Jeff Bauer
Rubicon, Inc.

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