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"Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: "Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual
Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 00:02:36 +0900

I guess I've been using package.el too much and was not able to remember how to 
install code not found in ?elpa repositories (help-fns+.el, for one).

So I checked the manual for "install" and found that the section about "Emacs 
Lisp Packages" did not give information about installing code that was not in 
the repositories handled by package.el

I seemed to remember that there was something about that in the Elisp 
Introduction. So here again, I searched for "install", found "Install a 
function definition" that linked to "Installing code permanently" that lead to 
"Loading files", where I got enough hints to go back the emacs manual.

So I go back to the Emacs manual, search for "load" and find, under "Compiling 
and Testing Code" the "Libraries of Lisp Code for Emacs" section where the 
information I'm looking for is written.

Would it be acceptable to have a shortcut to that section in the "Package" 
chapter ? Something like:

diff --git a/doc/emacs/package.texi b/doc/emacs/package.texi
index db3cf317ff..21ebeb829b 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/package.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/package.texi
@@ -13,6 +13,9 @@ Packages
 separate Emacs Lisp program, sometimes including other components such
 as an Info manual.
+  Emacs Lisp programs that are not available through this facility can
+still be loaded by installing them in the Emacs Lisp @dfn{load path}.  
@xref{Lisp Libraries}.
   @kbd{M-x list-packages} brings up a buffer named @file{*Packages*}
 with a list of all packages.  You can install or uninstall packages
 via this buffer.  @xref{Package Menu}.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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