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Re: some feedback on package.el changes

From: Rüdiger Sonderfeld
Subject: Re: some feedback on package.el changes
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 12:11:43 +0200
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On Wednesday 21 May 2014 17:00:42 Stefan Monnier wrote:
> There was no API (package.el was only meant to provide a UI).
> As an API it was fundamentally broken (and probably is to some extent),
> so there was no way to fix the API without breaking compatibility (and
> compatibility will probably need to be broken again when the remaining
> problems get fixed).

It might not have been intended as an API but there are several projects using 
it.  E.g., el-get got broken several times due to the package.el changes as 
well: https://github.com/dimitri/el-get/pull/1756


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