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Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:06:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>> I just tested the construction of a GNU ELPA package for CC-
>>>> mode using>>> the :core thingy of elpa.git and everything looks good.
>>> Who's going to be testing this?  I've a slight suspicion that
>>> sometimes>> people add things to CC Mode that depend on things in master.
>>> That would>> be subotimal for ELPA.
>> This has not proved to be a problem for other packages we handle this> way
>> (e.g. soap-client, python.el, ...).
>> One of the reasons is that it's so cheap&quick to release a new
>> version> that such problems are trivial to solve if/when they show up.
> cc-mode is not only used inside core Emacs, but also by third party
> developers.

I'm not suggesting to remove CC-mode from Emacs.  Only to *additionally*
distribute it via GNU ELPA.


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