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Re: Eglot and Tramp

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Eglot and Tramp
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:30:58 +0100

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 5:28 PM Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de> wrote:
> João Távora <joaotavora@gmail.com> writes:
> Hi João,
> >> No annoyance. But a user of Emacs 26.3 has Tramp 2.3.5 built-in. Because
> >> of Eglot, Tramp 2.4.4 would be installed for her from GNU ELPA, w/o
> >> having asked for.
> >
> > Well, this user did ask for Eglot.  He will also get an updated
> > xref.el, project.el eldoc.el, flymake.el as already happens.  I'm
> > afraid this is just how inter-package dependencies work.
> The point is that this Tramp upgrade is not mandatory. Only if a user
> wants to apply Eglot remotely. I'm the last one who would say a Tramp
> upgrade is bad :-) But a Tramp upgrade w/o a reason?

Yes, but in that vein of thinking then Tramp shouldn't be bundled
with Emacs too. There are lots of things we can do with Emacs
that don't require Tramp.  But some of them do, and so we bundle

And the same thing if we substitute Tramp for any feature X.


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