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Re: [PATCH] Re: package.el changes before the feature freeze

From: Daniel Hackney
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: package.el changes before the feature freeze
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:07:08 -0400

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> Are there particular reasons why you think it would be important to
> install your changes for 24.3?

It certainly isn't pressing, but it would make future development
(bugfixing, etc) easier. Pedantically speaking, however, my patch
doesn't change any user-facing features. There are some potential bugs,
such as deleting obsolete packages correctly, which I think could
reasonably be considered "bug fixes" rather than "features" and
correcting those would be much easier using my `defstruct'd code (and
the associated test cases). Updating packages cleanly is currently
bugged; Emacs still expects the docstrings to be at the old location,
but if it is deleted (which is what `package-menu-mark-upgrades' offers
to do), you will get "could not find docstring" errors which break
certain commands. The fix is non-trivial (it involves messing with
`load-history') and my changes will simplify that process.

Daniel Hackney

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