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Re: feature/package+vc 04c4c578c7 3/4: Allow for packages to be installe

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: feature/package+vc 04c4c578c7 3/4: Allow for packages to be installed directly from VCS
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:44:44 +0000

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> Philip Kaludercic [2022-11-02 08:01:55] wrote:
>> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>>>>> So why doesn't vc.el just do this too?
>>>> `vc.el` has to work with an existing local clone, whereas for
>>>> `package-vc` we could choose to impose a particular local VCS tool
>>>> because we're in control of the creation of the local clone.
>> That would break the command `package-vc-link-directory', that re-uses a
>> local clone by linking it into the package directory.
> So what?  Until now this command has failed in all contexts because it
> didn't exist.  :-)

^^ I am not sure I follow what you mean?

> And I suspect it will still fail in many cases because it will depend on
> the extent of VC coverage for any given VCS.
> Will it work DaRCS (which does have a VC backend, tho not included in
> Emacs) or Pijul?

I haven't tried it, but I do believe it should work, because the only
critical new VC function is `vc-clone' that isn't used by

>         Stefan

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