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Re: Put updated package.el in ELPA? (and cl-lib backport)

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Put updated package.el in ELPA? (and cl-lib backport)
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 19:23:30 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Hackney <address@hidden> writes:

> The version of package.el shipped with 24.2 is forward-compatible for
> both -pkg.el files and archive-contents. It simply ignores any
> additional attributes at the end of the package-desc vectors.
> So older versions won't break, but they (obviously) won't use the the
> new features.

Which is a perfectly fine situation; I don't see the rush.  I'd rather
keep package.el a core Emacs package, tightly coupled to Emacs releases,
than deal with a ton of ugly compatibility code in package.el (or its
package) to make it work on Emacs < 24.3.

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