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Re: Distribution statistics for ELPA and EMMS

From: Adam Porter
Subject: Re: Distribution statistics for ELPA and EMMS
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2023 09:49:41 -0500
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[I just noticed this message from a few months ago.]

On 7/16/23 21:25, Richard Stallman wrote:
[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

We could have two options for downloading, one which is "for a real
user" and one which is "for periodic testing".

The only difference would be that the former increments the user
download count and the latter does not.

I like this idea, but it seems like it would be hard to enforce. It could even go the other way, i.e. have Emacs send a query string or header when installing a package manually, which could be logged and used to filter the download logs later. But even that might be harder than it seems, e.g. if I call a command like:

  emacs --eval "(package-install FOO)"

...to non-interactively install a package into a local directory for testing, how far, and in how many places, would some kind of flag need to be propagated to end up in the server's logs?

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