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ELPA policy (was: Proposed new core library: pl.el)

From: John Wiegley
Subject: ELPA policy (was: Proposed new core library: pl.el)
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2015 21:41:28 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> I think the rule for moving new stuff out of ELPA should be whether it's
> used by the core. That's for libraries.

An exception to this rule is when a certain service (say, streams) should
always be available, without requiring further installation of libraries.
Emacs acts as a sort of "standard library" for Emacs Lisp, so the same kinds
of things we'd like to have in such a meta-library, should be in core.

I do think that applications using such libraries should almost always go in
ELPA, except for those that have been grandfathered in, like Emacs Calc. There
are some things you should always be able to reach for, no matter whose
machine you are on, or if the Internet is currently available.


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