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Re: Async package.el

From: raman
Subject: Re: Async package.el
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:06:23 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Also, attempting to make package async shows up a problem that is lying
in wait as Emacs gets multithreading capabilities -- most elisp packages
are written assuming a sync/blocking world -- especially with respect to
user-feedback. So even as package downloads and installs things
asynchronously, the underlying elisp modules that download, unpack and
compile output messages continuously in the echo area -- wonder how
distracting that is to someone who can see. I can say that it well-nigh
makes things impossible with Emacspeak at present --  I need to find a
way of telling #'message   not to talk when called from an async
task  -- or more generally, if called from anything except the main UI
thread. Any ideas?

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