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Sun, 15 Jun 2003 19:12:34 +0300
> From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 16:45:50 -0400
> So I started to write install.el which is a package that offer the function
> `install-file'. It takes a file (a ginel elisp file or a tarball) and
> somehow installs it at a useful place, compiles the elisp file(s)
> and activates the package by adding some relevant commands in your .emacs.
> Its current status is closer to proof-of-concept than to fool-proof,
> but I'd like to install it in CVS.
Please allow me a few minor comments:
> (defcustom install-home-file (or user-init-file "~/.emacs")
This should be ``(convert-standard-filename "~/.emacs")'', for those
platforms where .emacs is an invalid file name.
> (or (car (install-glob (concat "**/" install-autoload-file)))
> (car (install-glob "**/auto-autoloads.el"))
> (car (install-glob "**/*-site.el")))))
I think these (and a few other similar) expansions might fail if file
names are truncated to 8+3. That is,
will not find "auto-aut.el", right?
> (defconst install-info-dir "-*- Text -*-\n\n\
> File: dir Node: Top This is the top of the INFO tree\
> \n\n* Menu:\n\n"
> "Text content of a barebones empty `info/dir' file.")
I think this text should follow the recommendations in the Texinfo
(Yes, I realize that these are nits compared to what remains to be
done to make your package more than a proof-of-concept.)
- install.el, Stefan Monnier, 2003/06/14
- Re: install.el,
Eli Zaretskii <=