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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 04:09:00 -0400

       I don't see how any code installed in Emacs could save you the need
       for that.

    In my quick test of package.el, I was able to install and run a
    package in 1/10th the time it would have taken to find, download and
    install it manually.

Can you explain why this is so?  What are the jobs that you need
to do without package.el, which package.el avoids?

       Since just loading the files is not supposed to change Emacs
       functionality, I think the need for this cannot be avoided.

    Having the package system install the file and setup autoloads in
    .emacs will not itself change emacs functionality, but will save the
    user a tremendous amount of tedious work.

I can see how putting the autoloads in a suitable place would be a

That is something that could be done by a function to install certain
Lisp code, which does not need that Lisp code to be a "package".

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