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Re: Elpa packages and macro dependencies.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Elpa packages and macro dependencies.
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:36:59 -0400
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>> > The idea would be to make this automatic in the byte-compiler, so the
>> > packages don't need to worry about it.
> Actually, now that I think about this, wouldn't it make more sense to
> fix this on package.el instead of the bytecompiler?

Don't take my word too literally.  Maybe this can be done all in
package.el without touching the byte-compiler, indeed.

> Before upgrading a package, package.el could check if the package is already
> loaded and then force-reload it after the installation.

The question is how to do the "force-reload".  Once we know how to do
that, there are various options as to when to do this force-reload, and
I think this is an easier problem.


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