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Re: installed packages long description.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: installed packages long description.
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:02:30 -0500
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> I'll submit a patch for review before committing anything.


> We have markdown-mode in ELPA, which does a reasonable job.

Do we?

> We might have to use multi-major-mode in the display buffer, for the
> headers provided by 'describe-package'.

That should not be a big deal: the buffer is read-only, so it's an easy
case of multi-major-mode.  Basically, we only need to handle the
highlighting and the hyperlinks.

> I don't see an "rst-mode", but I guess that format is meant to be
> readable as plain text.

It's built-in:

    rst-mode is an interactive autoloaded compiled Lisp function in ‘rst.el’.

but I don't think it comes with a renderer.

> This is less important than getting the correct long description for
> installed packages.

Agreed.  One step at a time.


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