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Re: [ELPA] New package: ERC

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: ERC
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:22:26 +0000

Amin Bandali <bandali@gnu.org> writes:

> Philip Kaludercic writes:
>> Amin Bandali <bandali@gnu.org> writes:
>>> On this topic, I've briefly seen philipk's proposal for `compat.el' on
>>> emacs-devel, but I'm not yet sure if it's meant to tend to the needs
>>> of individual packages like ERC and add funs/vars on request.  So for
>>> ERC's purposes it might be better to revive and use `erc-compat.el'.
>> It certainly could, the question is only if the functionality of a 300+
>> line file should be copied into a general-purpose compatibility library.
> By "300+ line file" you mean `iso8601.el'?  If so, I would indeed not
> expect `compat.el' to duplicate all of that.  However, I wonder if
> `compat.el' may be able to house some funs/vars needed to port
> `iso8601.el' to older Emacsen?  

That should certainly be possible. I don't think iso8601 depends on
anything that wasn't possible with Emacs 24. 

> I haven't had a close look at it, nor at the time-related changes in
> Emacs 27, to know if this would be doable in a reasonable way.
> Perhaps Lars might.

        Philip Kaludercic

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