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Re: Oh my God! They killed completion! YOU BASTARDS!

Sven Wischnowsky wrote:
> Andrew Main wrote:
> > Possibility for zsh-workers: should `emulate' have the capability to
> > emulate earlier zsh versions?  So `emulate zsh-2.3' would turn off
> > LIST_AMBIGUOUS and so on.
> > 
> Hm. That may result in pretty complicated code sometimes, if this is
> not restricted to option settings. (Not that the current code is simple...;-)

I'm afraid that's proably a fatal flaw with this, nice as it would be.
If you have an emulate zsh-X, people are going to assume it does what
its name suggest, rather than just change the options.  Probably a
clear list of changes in default options, maybe in the documentation
as well as the news file so that it's available to users on most
right-thinking systems, would be enough --- people just want to set
them once in their .zshrc.  Then we can avoid *too* many messages
demonstrating passionate attachment to options...

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxx>       Tel: +39 50 844536
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