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Re: Supporting multiline Package-Requires header

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Supporting multiline Package-Requires header
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:33:32 +0200

Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:

> On Aug 10, 2015 4:38 PM, "Thierry Volpiatto" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> I suggest keeping what we have actually for backward compatibility and
>> >> generalize the use of a *-pkg.el file with a define-package form even
>> >> for single file packages.
>> >
>> > The proposed changes don't break backwards compatbility.
>> I understood this.
>> I suggest not using anymore the source files to display such
>> informations, but instead the *-pkg.el file, which is cleaner IMO.
> I see.
> Then what do you mean by generalize?

I mean encourage people using a *-pkg.el file in their packages and
perhaps improve `define-package' if needed.
(I have myself packages not using a *-pkg.el files but it is not a good
practice IMO)

> Don't we already support using the -pkg file wherever it's present?

Yes, I use *-pkg.el files myself, but perhaps specify in documentation
its usage in favor of using source files?

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