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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:55:35 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: John Wiegley <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  
> address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:25:13 +0100
> >> I think we should *not* give up the standard file structure. At least not 
> >> now.
> >> Using ELPA should feel "first class" for those authors contributing 
> >> packages
> >> that are to become part of the standard distribution.
> >
> > 100% agreement.
> Can you tell me why, though? Drew complained about grepability. What are
> the other reasons?

The structure of the Emacs lisp/ directory is well-thought and exists
for many years with only minor changes.  It has some underlying logic,
which allows one in most cases to know where a certain package lives.
This is important not just for grepping, but also for visiting the
files and any operation that requires its full file name.  Having some
files outside of this structure will make working with those files
more annoying.

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