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Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: relint (ex-trawl)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: relint (ex-trawl)
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:49:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The harm is that it's IME annoying to invoke a target only to be
> presented with some error message which at best says some file or
> program is missing.

Then we should start removing the `dvi`, `pdf`, `html`, `info`, and
`ps` targets in doc/emacs/Makefile.

> What's the use of having a target that you cannot run?

Why would you run it if you don't have the tool installed?

>> And it'll be a lot more convenient than "a small Makefile in the
>> package with a lint-emacs-regexps target" since that Makefile would
>> be hidden inside ~/.emacs.d/elpa and would have to be told which
>> Emacs you want to run and/or which source files you want to check.
> Nothing that cannot be solved by an Emacs command, right?

As conveniently as "make relint"?  I think it cannot be solved by an
Emacs command provided by relint, no.


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