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Re: AUCTeX inclusion [Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs]

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: AUCTeX inclusion [Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs]
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 02:45:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Is the any reason not to include AUCTeX in emacs proper instead of elpa?
> The benefit of the Emacs package archive (let's not call it elpa!) is
> to make the Emacs tar file smaller by offloading a lot of Lisp code
> that many people don't want.  I think AUCTeX is a good candidate for
> that.

Is the tar file size worth worrying about?  It seems hat tar file size
is immaterial for most users nowadays, they install packages from
various distributions.
The advantage of having things included in emacs proper is that one
just has to make sure that has the emacs package installed, and
everything else works.
These days users work on many machines: work, home, maybe a work
laptop, a personal laptop, etc.  Having to configure each one of them
is not ideal, it's better when things just work by default.
AUCTeX is much better that the currently bundled latex/tex modes.

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