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Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:31:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.1 (darwin)

>>>>> "PL" == Phillip Lord <address@hidden> writes:

>> I hadn't thought of package.el and core packages.  What would the value be?

PL>  1) Neatness -- package.el format puts all the files that provide one
PL> piece of functionality in one place.

Are you suggesting a reorganization of the source code under lisp/?

PL>  2) Familiarity -- most Emacs-lisp developers are familiar with package.el
PL> format. Tools like Cask and elpakit work with it.

Why would anyone be rebuilding core libraries?  Or are you proposing this for
the Emacs developers?

PL>  3) Sharing -- if they are in the same format, packages can easily be kept
PL> on ELPA and in core, and there is a clean migration path.

This part I understand, as applying to the concept of "core ELPA" (which, once
I have some time next week, I will continue to discuss in our other thread).

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