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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2022 23:43:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

>> >> 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?

Not sure what would be the benefit.
I personally like the distinction between `~/.emacs.d/elpa` (for
packages that are installed as "black boxes") and those installed from
Git which are stored in a "regular" location (i.e. where I keep my
source code rather than my config).

The downside would be increased mutual dependency between the package-vc
and package-nonvc code.


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