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Re: some feedback on package.el changes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: some feedback on package.el changes
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 10:06:35 -0400
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>> 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.

Yes, I know, and the text you quote explains that there was no way not
to break them (and it also explains that they should get more involved
with the development of package.el if they want to avoid further


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