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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 05:29:16 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  rms@gnu.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:30:07 -0500
> >> And if you think many do, why not clone the repository directly into
> >> ~/.emacs.d/elpa/?
> >
> > Because that won't take care of scraping for autoloads, byte
> > compilation and installing missing dependencies.
> Also because packages in there are expected to be installed under the
> <PKG>-<VERSION> directory, whereas when installing from Git a package
> will be updated in place so its version number will keep changing, and
> it would be inconvenient to rename its directory every time.

Then how about removing that requirement for packages installed
directly from their upstream repositories?

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