I found this list at the emacswiki:

FFI (foreign function interface). Would be great to have this in GNU.
Enhanced Numerics. We sorely need this too.
Apparently much better multimedia support (Of particular interest to me.)
Doubly-linked lists, skip lists, and some other possibly interesting data structures.

Does Emacs have a feature request location, or even somewhere to post issues?

  • Bugs and feature requests can be reported with M-x report-emacs-bug, and viewed at debbugs.gnu.org.
    – legoscia
    Oct 13, 2014 at 11:45
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    // , As to the duplicate mark, the answer to this question may be a duplicate of the answer to that, but I doubt that a naive user would think to search for "List of GNU Emacs enhancement requests, bugs, and milestones at any given time" when they're looking for a way to report a bug. At least, I didn't, and, as it happens, "List..." didn't come up in the emacs.stackexchange.com search results, as follows: emacs.stackexchange.com/search?q=How+do+I+make+a+bug+report Jun 10, 2015 at 7:53

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The procedure for reporting bugs, requesting features, and submitting pathces is outlined in the manual.

C-h rmBugsreturn

Or read online:


In a nutshell:

  • use report-emacs-bug for bug reporting and feature requests
  • ask the dev mailing list if you think your request requires more discussion
  • check the existing bugs and search the mailing list to see if the topic has already been discussed and concluded upon
  • read the manual for how to send patches
  • subscribe to emacs-devel or even bug-gnu-emacs if you want to be more involved or informed about what is happening in emacs development.

Also read etc/CONTRIBUTE and BUGS

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