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Re: Patches to add emacs-rfcview and emacs-ffap-rfc-space

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: Patches to add emacs-rfcview and emacs-ffap-rfc-space
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:59:34 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost (2016-04-05 12:29 +0300) wrote:

> Chris Marusich (2016-04-04 03:58 +0300) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The attached patches add some useful modules for reading RFCs (and STDs)
>> in Emacs.
> Overall the patches look good to me, thanks!  But there is a problem
> with both packages: the URL of the origin does not point to a versioned
> file, so when the author will touch the source, the hash will be changed
> and our package will not work anymore.  I suppose there are no mirrors
> where we can fetch the "constant" source code, so we probably have to
> live with this, but it is a potential problem-maker.

Ping for the other reviewers.  I don't know what to do with these
packages: on one hand they are unreliable because their hashes may
change any time.  But OTOH we already have the same potential problems
with 'emacs-mit-scheme-doc' and 'emacs-constants' packages.

I personally wouldn't like to include such packages in Guix at all.  I
think the only hope with them is that they are dead, so their hashes
will not be changed.  Federico, did you have this problem in mind when
you packaged them?


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