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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:57:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> More than I knew about. Replacing package.el would indeed be a way
>>>> forward (although you'd need to run both in parallel for a while).
>>> They're so close to each other that rather than replacing them, they
>>> need to be merged or modularized so that they build on top of each
>>> other.
>>> package.el is not nearly as constraining as people tend to think.
>> I'd just like it to cope with several versions and with Emacs version
>> dependencies.
> We agree.  And the underlying design is perfectly able to cope with it.
> I haven't checked, but it's even possible that package.el already
> handles it correctly if/when the `archive-contents` file contains
> various different versions of the same package.

That would be particularly good. If package.el can cope in some way,
then it's backdatable. I will check.


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