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bug#40148: 26.3; Custom package header checked out from GIT in Windows w


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#40148: 26.3; Custom package header checked out from GIT in Windows will not parse
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:35:07 +0200

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:47:27 -0400
> 
> > You are saying that creating a package (or a new file in a package)
> > should leave the EOL format of the Lisp files at "dos", and distribute
> > the package's files like that via the elpa's?
> 
> My message above says only what does happen, not what should happen (for
> the latter, see below).
> 
> But I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "create a package".

What I mean is that when someone makes a package, or more generally,
creates a Lisp file that will be made available for others on the
Internet, he/she should save that file with utf-8-unix.  IOW, the
Emacs default for saving new files is not what should determine the
EOL format of such files.  And that includes Lisp files that are part
of a package.

> About what should happen: I think detecting and giving a specific error
> about CRLF from package-buffer-info could be a satisfactory solution to
> this bug.  Or perhaps package-install-file could be more lenient.

Both solutions would be fine, IMO.





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