[Pkg-emacsen-addons] Bug#886024: split off anything-el related part

era eriksson era at iki.fi
Wed Jan 3 11:18:29 UTC 2018

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018, at 03:45, H.-Dirk Schmitt wrote:
> On Mi, 2018-01-03 at 02:06 +0200, era eriksson wrote:
> > Code outline for an emacs batch wrapper
>            ^^^^
> I do not insist on bash – you are free to fix it in any programming
> language ;-)

A fair amont of work has gone into making the core system work without
Bash. If you want this proposal to succeed, it woud seem important to
demonstrate a good understanding of the surrounding system and the needs
of our users.
I'll be happy to try to convert this script into POSIX sh or at least
Dash-compatible code if the maintainers agree that this is a good way
forward, but so far, my impression is that they are unconvinced, or
perhaps just waiting to see if this evolves into a serious proposal.
The compilation bug you originally reported does not seem to affect
other users, and at least I am still wondering if there is a way to
trigger it which is likely to happen again.
However, I think it would be useful to improve package compilation,
with an eye towards making bug reporting easier and eventually
somewhat more scriptable, perhaps with some way for Ubuntu's Apport
system and eventually even some Debian-native replacement to hook in
and fetch logs etc.
I'm just thinking out loud here; sorry if this comes across as a rant.

/* era */

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