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Re: Info Pages for ELPA packages

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Info Pages for ELPA packages
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 15:49:00 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> is perhaps the directory layout of elpa installations -- there seems to
> be place for nothing but the elisp files at first glance ie each package
> has to maintain a subdirectory structure of its own

The directory layout expected from elpa packages is "everything at
top-level".  Which works great for simple packages.

> One simple first step might be to say that .el files of package foo
> should go into elpa/foo/lisp -- and  then mandate that foo should also
> have subdirs texi and info -- for texinfo sources and built info pages
> respectively.  This will also open up space for then mandating foo/etc
> foo/src etc over time.

There are too many options, so the way forward is not to impose
a structure, nor to try and provide support for the various structures
that make sense (because that would be too unwieldy).  Instead,
package.el should do less, letting the package do the work whichever way
it likes, instead.


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