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Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 09:18:29 +0200

> From: Drew Adams <drew.adams@oracle.com>
> CC: "emacs-devel@gnu.org" <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 22:51:15 +0000
> FWIW, I'd (passively) like to see this topic progress.

What kind of progress?  Is deciding that we don't (yet) need packages in
Emacs Lisp going to be considered "progress" in your opinion?

> If Richard, Gerd, and whomever else would lock
> themselves together in a room (virtual or real) for
> a weekend and come to senses & consensus, that
> might result in a Hallelujah, maybe even a Eureka!,
> moment.  Might or might not.  In lieu of that room,
> there's this thread...

Sorry, but it isn't just up to Richard and Gerd.  As I wrote at the
beginning of this thread, I'm not convinced we need this kind of
functionality in Emacs Lisp (and I explained why I thought so).  Until
someone comes up with convincing arguments, I still submit that adding this
kind of complexity into Emacs internals for the sake of functionality that
is not really needed is not a good idea.  (And no, "CL has it" is not a
convincing argument in my book.)

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