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Re: face for non-ASCII characters

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: face for non-ASCII characters
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:00:38 +0200

2011/4/21 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:42:08 +0200 Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
> LB> You are maybe misunderstanding part of this. For me the transition is
> LB> the problem (and maybe the current lack of dynamic loading of
> LB> libraries from ELPA).
> I'm not sure what you mean about dynamic loading.

What I mean here is what can be used in nXhtml: If you (require
'somelib) and somelib.el is not on your computer then you can have it
automatically downloaded from nXhtml repository (with a possibility to
check the code before actually installing it).

> Package installation
> from the GNU ELPA (and ELPA in general) is static: you install what you
> want synchronously, there is no "auto-install this when I need it"
> functionality.  Do you mean this is an issue?

Yes. It makes it more difficult to integrate elisp libraries. This is
one of the reasons I have kept so many things in nXhtml. If ELPA had
that possibility I would not hesitate to move things into ELPA.
(Unfortunately for this to work realy  reliable a (simple) change in
`require' is needed.)

> LB> I do agree with you where markchars.el should be in the end. It
> LB> should be in ELPA or Emacs. It is the road we have to think about.
> OK, as I understand it you also want to be able to offer markchars.el to
> users as a separate feature independent of nXhtml.  We agree.
> As I said markchars.el can be simply mirrored into the GNU ELPA nightly
> from the nXhtml repository.  Is that the road you're referring to?  Or
> does something else about the mirroring worry you?  How would you like
> to tell users to install it, if my proposal is not OK for some reason?

At the moment just grab it from the nXhtml repository. You can
download it from the web page there.

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