[ESS] Does M-x package-install compile ESS's e-lisp?

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 17:57:11 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 02/18/2013 10:16 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>> Why?
>> It's just wrong to have  built (docu) files in the revision
>> control system sources.
>> I have no idea about MELPA yet, but why can't they work off the
>> ess tarball ?
>> We can change the format of the tarball if it helps them.
>> Martin
> Hi Martin:
> Good question!  And I suppose the answer is:  it's a github thing,
> you wouldn't understand ;o)  The less glib answer, I guess, has to
> do with the recipe...
> (ess :repo "emacs-ess/ESS" :fetcher github :files
>      ("*.el" ("lisp" "lisp/*.el") ("etc" "etc/*")))
> The recipe just grabs the lisp/*.el files and the files in etc.  It
> doesn't bother with the tarball since it is not in the git repo and
> it doesn't grab the files in doc since ...  Since, I don't know
> why.  I guess githubbers are so bleeding edge they don't read the
> documentation?!?  I don't know.  ESS users need to keep in mind that
> the package manager is very EXPERIMENTAL and not supported by anyone.

The package manager is part of emacs
and is therefore presumably supported by GNU. I think you mean that
any ESS package is experimental?


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