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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2022 19:37:32 +0200

> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
> Cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca,  rms@gnu.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:31:22 +0000
> Let's say I notice a something I would want to change/add/fix in a
> package I am using.  find-function is just one way I would query Emacs
> to open up the source, then make a few changes.  If I decide that these
> are worth up-streaming, it is nice to just commit them right away and
> call `package-vc-prepare-patch' to send the maintainer an email.

How many package users do that?

And if you think many do, why not clone the repository directly into

> All of this would only apply to packages with external `:lisp-dir's,
> which doesn't immediately interest a user/developer.  Having to keep
> this in mind would pointlessly expose an internal detail of package-vc
> that I'd like to avoid.

But it is us who introduced and support :lisp-dir.  If we think it's a
leaky abstraction, we could decide not to support it.

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