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Re: Interest in "Elisp lint"-like tool?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Interest in "Elisp lint"-like tool?
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:50:50 -0500
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On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:45:57 -0500 Daniel Hackney <address@hidden> wrote: 

DH> Having done random hacking on and reading of some of the elisp libraries
DH> around the web, especially in the various ELPA archives, there is a lack
DH> of consistency across the different packages. They can range from
DH> small-ish things like newline characters to documentation styles to more
DH> significant things like the presence of autoloads, which are especially
DH> significant for packages installed via ELPA.
DH> Some of these style choices seem fairly uncontroversial (like making
DH> sure `provide' is at the end of the file), and I think it would be a
DH> boon to the community to have some further standardization around best
DH> practices and expected patterns. This becomes especially relevant in
DH> light of the "packagization" of an increasing number of Elisp libraries,
DH> as they do not go through the rigors of making it into Emacs core.

DH> What do you all think?

I would appreciate such a tool.


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