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Re: "Package from Source"

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Package from Source"
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:18:12 -0400

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  > > In other words, there should be a command to check out the current 
  > > sources, and a command to check out the development version sources.
  > > Or maybe one command that can do either of those two.

  > I can imagine that both are possible with a single command, that would
  > take a prefix argument when invoked interactively.

A prefix argument would work.

I tend to think that this difference is important enough
that it is better to have two different command names.

                                                        Another idea would
  > be to use a user option.

I think we should encourage people to make this choice on a
package-by-package basis.  A user option would push users
to handle all packages the same way.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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