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Re: serving ELPA over HTTP/S

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: serving ELPA over HTTP/S
Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 07:50:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Clearly, because I think it's worth annoying the user, since plain HTTP
> should be the exception.

"Because I like it" is not a very compelling argument in this case.

SM> Why?  Why not just
SM> (if (we-have-gnutls) <thehttpsurl> <thehttpurl>)
> 2) because I don't think this should be set in the code.  It's a user choice.

We're talking about the expression that computes the default value of
a custom var.  So, of course, the user can override it in the usual way.

> 1) so ELPA archives can have multiple URLs. Assuming there's just one is
> not ideal in the long term.

That's a separate issue, unrelated to http/https.


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