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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 20:21:26 +0000

Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> >>> 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?
>> >
>> > I know of at least one for certain, and that is me.
>> I do too.
>> Also, the Borg, the Straight, and the DELPS package managers implemented
>> that same functionality, so there's clearly a public for it.
> Me too.  Actually, I thought that was the entire motivation for
> package-vc.  Is there any other reason to have it?

It was my personal motivation, but I know that some people prefer using
version controlled package sources to improve the reproducability of an
Emacs configuration.

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