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Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:47:37 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> I think the confusion between "ELPA-like" and "ELPA" will only get
> worse as ELLE (or whatever we call it) becomes more popular.  So I'm
> against anything that includes "ELPA" in the name.  ELLE is short,
> memorable, and slightly amusing, though I'm sure the joke will wear
> thin if we discuss it to death.
> I think we have a majority in favor of ELLE (Lars, RMS, and me).  Can
> we rely on Chong Yidong and Stefan Monnier to make the final decision?

I think we should stick to ELPA.  It stands for "Emacs Lisp Package
Archive", which is much more logical and easier to remember than an
unrelated self-referential acronym.  There need not be one single ELPA;
if one needs to draw a distinction, we can refer to GNU ELPA versus Tom
Tromey's ELPA, etc.

Stefan's suggestion to use emacs.gnu.org/packages is fine by me too, but
even in that case we'd still refer to the package archive as the GNU
Emacs package archive, so there's hardly much difference.

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