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Re: Supporting multiline Package-Requires header

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Supporting multiline Package-Requires header
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:08:12 +0100

> Indeed. But it's only accidentally a sexp, in the sense that it's not
> actually a sexp in the buffer -- it's a comment.

It's a commented-out sexp, but it's still a sexp, and it has to be a valid one.

> What is the failure behaviour of package.el for this at the moment?

Package.el will signal an error during installation if it's not a
valid sexp. The error itself will depend on what the problem is.
Here's what you get if you miss a closing paren for instance:
    package-read-from-string: End of file during parsing

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