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Re: ELPA policy (was: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: ELPA policy (was: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs)
Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 22:29:37 -0400

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  > I'm sure that if we read the MELPA recommendations more in depth we'd
  > find even more inspiration as to what ELPA's policy could be.

The MELPA recommendations you cited are all technical.  I agree with
the first three.  I think the fourth one, rejecting long functions in
a blanket way, is too strict, but I agree with that it is good to
encourage functions to be shorter.

GNU and GNU Emacs have many other coding conventions.  I suppose the
people who run MELPA have some too.  Maybe they are the same ones, or
maybe not.  We should apply our conventions to the code we adopt.

However, the most important area of possible difference is in the
_nontechnical_ conventions.  I think Eli posted a message listing some
of them, regarding licensing, and what other programs to recommend.
This is the most important area of all.  This is why we can't
recommend MELPA.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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