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Re: "Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: "Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual
Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 01:47:56 +0900

> On May 10, 2020, at 0:19, Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
> writes:
>> --- 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}.
> It's a useful addition, I think, but it seems a bit backwards to add it
> before even introducing `list-packages'.
> I would suggest to move it further down.  It could be the second to last
> paragraph, for example.

I'm not the most qualified person to discuss location, but if people think 
"install", it seems nice to tell them up front that there are 2 ways to do 

In fact, I first thought of something like this:

The traditional way to install Emacs Lisp code is to install it in the Emacs 
Lisp @dfn{load path}.  @xref{Lisp Libraries}.

Now, Emacs includes a facility that lets you easily download and install
@dfn{packages} that implement additional features.

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

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