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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: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 11:21:04 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
>> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 07:15:53 +0000
>> > You want to do two things together: to check out source from the
>> > upstrean repo, and set up to use that version by default in Emacs.
>> > Now you've added a command to check it out and not do anything else.
>> I want to offer the ability to do two things together.  So you can now
>> either
>>         M-x package-vc-install foo
>> and have everything taken care of, or
>>         M-x package-vc-checkout foo path/to/some/directory
>>         M-x package-vc-link-directory path/to/some/directory
>> to do the same using two separate steps.
> FWIW, I find the name package-vc-link-directory sub-optimal.  There's
> nothing about linking in what it does.  How about
>     package-vc-install-from-checkout
> or
>     package-vc-install-cloned
> instead?

I like both, and probably prefer the former because of the similarity to

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