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Re: Emacs bzr memory footprint

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Emacs bzr memory footprint
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:22:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Mattner <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM, Stefan Monnier
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> PS: BTW, since you use erlang-mode: could you get someone from the
>>    erlang-mode developers to contact me in order to include it in Emacs
>>    (I've tried several times but got no answer).
> I must admit that I prefer to have haskell-mode and erlang-mode
> be not part of Emacs' repo.
> I find it favorable to have an up-to-date custom-managed or
> package.el managed version.
> For example with cc-mode, if Alan didn't agree to update it
> soon in Emacs bzr, I was about to build and use a copy
> in ~/.emacs.d.
> In summary: we shouldn't try to add more big packages to Emacs,
> especially not such which see more frequent releases than Emacs.
> We have package support for a reason, don't we?
> I will contact the erlang-mode maintainer, just to let him know,
> though.

Whats to stop you installing the latest versions regardless of whether
it ships basic emacs? Far better for commonly used modes to ship with
emacs for fallback in case the newer versions are hosed for that version
of emacs for whatever reason.

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