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Re: [ELPA] New package: ERC

From: Amin Bandali
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: ERC
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:36:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Philip Kaludercic writes:

> 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. 

Cool.  In that case I guess we could hope to potentially see iso8601
on GNU ELPA at some later point in the future with compatibility down
to Emacs 26 or perhaps a bit older. :)

>> 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.


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