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Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 10:02:02 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:17:19 -0400
> > For packages which already have some "version" string somewhere, why
> > cannot we teach package.el to look for them, when it doesn't find the
> > "Version:" header?
> We could implement workarounds, of course.  The more, the messier.

Yes, software engineering in general and practical solutions to
non-trivial problems are sometimes messier than we'd like to.

> > I think this should be easy to implement (we could ask the package
> > maintainers to add something or use some standard format, if what we
> > already have is not enough),
> "Use some standard format" is exactly what "Version:" is.

Well, read that as "some additional standard format", okay?

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