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Re: Auto-installing packages?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Auto-installing packages?
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:46:43 -0400

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  > I don't think it's a tangent. Emacs out of the box already favours ELPA,
  > and does not enable other archives. The default for additional mechanism
  > for loading external packages would be at least as restrictive --
  > i.e. out of the box, Emacs would only use this additional mechanism for
  > ELPA.

I'm concerned that external packages, or other versions, would set a
variable to enable other package archives "by default".  This seems
like replacing a plaster wall that has a door, with a curtain made of
strings of beads.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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