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Re: Adding ELPA to Emacs core

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Adding ELPA to Emacs core
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:53:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Of course, my current solution does allow use of tags instead of SHAs,
> since you can use anywhere a SHA is valid in git, you can use a tag. But
> I don't share your confidence that tags could be controlled on
> ELPA. There are multiple branches, and even on master the "current
> version" maps to multiple commits. So, you need "A-emacs-x.y.z" and
> "B-emacs.x.y.z" where A and B are package names. Putting this much
> semantics in a string goes against my better judgement, I think.

FWIW, I tend to agree that SHAs will work at least as well as tags.
Also if you want reproducibility, you need SHAs rather than tags.


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