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Re: Questions about guix handling emacs packages

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Questions about guix handling emacs packages
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:37:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Fredrik,

Fredrik Salomonsson <> writes:


>> I also can recommend to stick to using just Emacs packages from Guix,
>> and contributing the missing ones you encounter (as you found out, it's
>> relatively simple, and fun! :-)).  This way you are sure to use packages
>> that were byte compiled for your Emacs version.
> Yeah, that's the path I'm going to take to avoid future headaches. And I
> just got my first contribution merged into guix (yay!). I got some
> feedback on what I did wrong. Which I'll try and not to repeat in the
> coming package definitions I'm planing to make (cargo (the emacs mode),
> flymake-shellcheck, glsl-mode and meson-mode).

Great! :-)

> Question regarding the emacs-xyz.scm. I see it is divided into four
> different categories; Emacs hacking, Web browsing, Multimedia and
> Miscellaneous. But what is the order for the package definitions in
> those categories?

Ha, I had forgotten myself that the emacs-xyz module was organized in
such sections (shame!).  In any way, I don't think the order of the
package definitions matter much.  I usually use whatever is most logical
(group tightly related packages), otherwise alphabetically.


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