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Re: Installing binaries with package.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Installing binaries with package.el
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:09:08 -0500
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>> Any reason why you do it as part of the autoloads rather than as part of
>> the compilation of the package?
>> [ I can see some advantages, but I'm curious what were the reasons in
>> your case.  ]

> I just didn't think of it. It felt like a lot of people wanted this and
> so I let my cat walk over my laptop until she said : "I think it might be
> working now.".

Nice cat!

>> In the case of pdf-tools, what kind of pre-remove would be needed?
> Actually, I was just generally speaking. But in the case of pdf-tools,
> it could clean up before an update can happen, which is a critical phase
> anyhow.  

Not sure what you mean by "upgrade" (upgrade of what?) nor what you'd
clean up at that point.


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