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Re: Unboxed package manager

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Unboxed package manager
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 19:10:25 +0000

Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, 20 Mar 2023 at 15:25, Philip Kaludercic wrote:
>> I just skimmed through the initial message, and when reading this my
>> initial thought is does the the advantage justify effort/complexity,
>> considering that most users have an order of magnitude fewer packages
>> installed (of which a few are installed using package-vc which IIUC
>> would explicitly not want to make use of this feature).
> I do think there's at least one aspect of this idea that many many
> people need, namely: a simple way to add a directory such as
> ~/.emacs.d/lisp to the load path, with automatic support for autoloads,
> byte-compilation and what not.  Such a thing is also useful if you are
> developing some package, say at ~/project/mypackage.
> A package manager exploiting this form or organizing elisp libraries
> would be nice for some, I guess, but certainly it's a more niche
> necessity.

There is no strict need for this to be a package manager.  I propose
something like that a year ago:


In principle I could bundle this into a package and add it to ELPA.

Philip Kaludercic

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