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Re: Distribution statistics for ELPA and EMMS

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Distribution statistics for ELPA and EMMS
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2023 21:13:57 +0200
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Akib Azmain Turja wrote:

> How are these numbers going to be useful? This can't be
> a measure of "popularity."

Stats are always useful, they only measure what they measure
and what that is should always be stated.

> Say, for example, the package "git-commit" is 11th most
> downloaded package on MELPA. Is it really popular?
> Few people install it explicitly. Only one package depends
> on it, which is Magit, a super popular package.
> So git-commit is automatically installed as a dependency
> when Magit is installed.

Thanks for that note and do include it in the description what
the stats say.

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