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Re: What's Elpa? (I.e. what did you decide the name refers to?)

From: Filipp Gunbin
Subject: Re: What's Elpa? (I.e. what did you decide the name refers to?)
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:58:19 +0300
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On 08/01/2015 06:27 +0000, Kelly Dean wrote:

> In general usage, it now seems to mean a particular repository (the
> one at elpa.gnu.org), with others being Melpa and Marmalade. Unless
> this is another case of my limited reading comprehension abilities.

What general usage do you mean?

> It's much easier to substitute a few words in a source code file than
> to change people's habits, so despite the name apparently being
> general originally, maybe it would be clearer to pick a new name to
> use in package.el (and for general usage) for the general sense, and
> let ‟Elpa” mean the repository at elpa.gnu.org.
> Or insist that people say ‟GNU elpa” for that one? Then there's ‟Melpa
> elpa” and ‟Marmalade elpa”. Cumbersome.

http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/ - it's GNU ELPA there.

Why can't "Melpa" be just a shortcut for "Melpa elpa?"


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