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Re: package-vc support for :files keyword

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: package-vc support for :files keyword
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2023 14:00:09 +0000

Adam Porter <adam@alphapapa.net> writes:

> FWIW, it seems like a bit of an anti-pattern for shell commands to be
> part of Elisp packages' recipes.  I can see how it may be necessary
> for certain ones that support external software that may need to build
> a module, etc, but it seems like that sort of thing should be kept to
> a minimum due to, e.g. potential security issues with executing code
> at install time.  Or am I missing something?  :)

It usually is a hack, and it isn't enabled by default either.  Emacs 30
has a special user option to regulate it.  I certainly don't recommend
using it, and am not that enthusiastic about promoting it.

> --Adam

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