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Re: [RFC] Micro-Init files in GNU ELPA

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: [RFC] Micro-Init files in GNU ELPA
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:48:43 -0500
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On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:25:44 +0530 Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote: 

JK> Micro-Init files in Use GNU ELPA
JK> ================================

It's pretty standard to post RFCs in a new thread, not 6 paragraphs deep
in unrelated e-mails.

JK> I think GNU ELPA is a nice place to create "sharable init files".  The
JK> init file is not a monolith, but focuses on a particular usecase.

JK> Once such a file is introduced, these files themselves will have a life
JK> of their own.  They become a "clearing house for common configuration"
JK> for a particular use-case.  These files can also serve as bickering
JK> points for evolving a consensus what goes in what value it takes.

I think all of these will cause problems

- deprecation of variables
- incompatibility of snippets
- dependencies
- loss of configurability and visibility
- bug and maintenance burden on the submitters
- documentation (or lack thereof)

I personally would not use or enjoy such a system.


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