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Re: package.el: soft dependencies?

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: package.el: soft dependencies?
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:28:04 +0200
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Yuri D'Elia <address@hidden> writes:

> This could be accomplished with a Package-Suggests header, with exactly
> the same format as Package-Requires. package.el would just need to
> present this information in the package description page, for the user
> to inspect.

But for optional dependencies you'd want to know what you get when
installing more stuff, also within the package manager.  So there should
also be a one line summary of what the dependency adds (this is how pacman
works; I don't remember how verbose apt is).


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