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Re: [nongnu] main 74116339a8 2/3: * elpa-packages (anzu): New package

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: [nongnu] main 74116339a8 2/3: * elpa-packages (anzu): New package
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 21:55:04 +0200
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>>>> branch: main
>>>> commit 74116339a852129b98ff79e2eb3aa35b387aa006
>>>> Author: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
>>>> Commit: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
>>>>     * elpa-packages (anzu): New package
>>> Hasn't anzu been obsoleted by isearch-lazy-count?

The external packages often provide more features
that don't exist in core packages.

> The "danger" is that MELPA might give the wrong impression of
> popularity: Their download counter is an absolute number, and does not
> account for the age of a package or the number of downloads that have
> been updates (this skews towards older packages and packages with
> frequent updates), or when a package was updated (this can be manually
> approximated for some packages via archive.org).

Some package archives handle this problem by displaying an additional
counter of downloads over a shorter time period, e.g. the last year.

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