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Re: ELPA policy

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:08:34 +0000

2015-11-05 3:00 GMT+00:00 Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>:
> On 11/05/2015 04:41 AM, John Wiegley wrote:
>> 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.
> Why not consider ELPA a part of the "standard library", too?
> When the core starts using it, sure, we can move it there.

I agree in a general sense. But case-by-case discretion will have to be applied.

> The
> criteria for applications to include them might be that Emacs has dedicated
> menu items, or uses the application's commands in some global bindings
> (that's why xref, for example, can't be moved to ELPA).

IMO, xref can't be moved to Gelpa because users expect this "find
definition" functionality out-of-the box. By which I don't mean "Emacs
users have come to expect it", I mean "users coming to Emacs will
expect it".

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