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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:20:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan> An important feature for me is that this should be able to "install
Stefan> without making available"
> ... but not this.

That's what I remembered, indeed.  Could you change it?

Stefan> So basically, the installation process would distinguish the following
Stefan> steps:
Stefan> - install: may include byte-compiling and things like that
Stefan> - activate: eval the autoload declarations, adjust the load-path, ...
Stefan> - make available: setup the .emacs so that the package gets activated
Stefan> at startup.

> package.el does this.

You mean that it "does" all those steps, right?
Not that it "distinguishes" them, right?  IOW, it collapses "activate"
and "make available" into a single entity.


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