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bug#16255: C-h p C-s games RET (package-show-package-list?) misses most

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#16255: C-h p C-s games RET (package-show-package-list?) misses most of the games
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:27:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>       To me, the failure of the recent development version to show the
>       above seems like a regression, regardless of the particulars.

Oh, right, sorry.  I didn't realize that finder already used package.el
in 24.3 to display the packages.  Hmm...

>       If the change made to package.el was indeed intended, then my
>       guess is that it should’ve been complemented with the changes to
>       all of the packages above to make them fit the newly imposed
>       criteria for inclusion.

The change was more along the lines that there's no point showing those
packages in package.el because there's nothing the user can do with them
in terms of install/update/uninstall (by virtue of being built-in and
having no version number).

But indeed, I see now that package.el was also used by finder as a kind
of browser to get at the package's Commentary, in which case those
unversioned packages can still be useful.



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