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Re: [Proposed Minor-mode] Speed of thought Lisp

From: Oleh Krehel
Subject: Re: [Proposed Minor-mode] Speed of thought Lisp
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:29:37 +0100

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 01/27/2015 08:19 PM, Oleh Krehel wrote:
>> Is there a way to get any version other than the last one from the
>> `package-list-packages' interface?
> Not really: package.el has no support for this feature.
> Not only it would have to allow the user to pick, the package archives would
> have to include the different versions they have in the output, which seems
> like a breaking change (unless they list the packages many times, each with
> a different version, which will linearly increase the download time).

But see the bottom of e.g. https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/company.html,
the old versions are actually available for download.  And
`url-retrieve` - `package-install-from-buffer` combo would actually
work, there's just no interface for it yet.

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