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Re: [ELPA] New package: pspp-mode.el for PSPP/SPSS syntax highlighting

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: pspp-mode.el for PSPP/SPSS syntax highlighting
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:38:41 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> wrote:
> On Mon 06 Jul 2020 at 08:53AM +03, Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
>> Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> wrote:
>>> On Sun 05 Jul 2020 at 08:35PM +02, John Darrington wrote:
>>>> Sure.  But from a user's perspective I don't see the advantage in that.  I 
>>>> mean what is the difference between typing "apt-get install pspp-mode" and 
>>>> "M-x package-install 'pspp-mode" ?
>>> From the perspective of those of us working on packaging Emacs addons in 
>>> Debian, significant advantages are
>>> 1) the way addons work doesn't change within a Debian stable release, just 
>>> like Emacs itself doesn't change within a Debian stable release
>>> 2) addons get installed using Debian's mechanisms for a secure software 
>>> supply chain, rather than relying on https alone.
>> 3) they are automatically available to  #!/usr/bin/emacs --script  scripts; 
>> and pollute stderr at every run:

> This only happens with old style addons.  Once we have finished migrating all 
> addons in the archive to our newer tooling you won't see this.

The first part of the advantage will be still valid, though, right?  That is, 
they are prepended to ‘load-path’ even with -q / --batch / --script, while 
package.el-managed packages do not.

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