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bug#19537: Manual documents nonexistent functionality of package-upload-


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#19537: Manual documents nonexistent functionality of package-upload-buffer
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:50:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

LGTM, thanks,


        Stefan


Stefan Kangas [2019-07-14 06:21:21] wrote:

> tags 19537 + patch
> thanks
>
> Kelly Dean <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Manual page «(elisp) Package Archives» says:
>> ⌜ -- Command: package-upload-buffer
>>      This command is similar to `package-upload-file', but instead of
>>      prompting for a package file, it uploads the contents of the
>>      current buffer.  The current buffer must be visiting a simple
>>      package (a `.el' file) or a multi-file package (a `.tar' file);
>>      otherwise, an error is raised.⌝
>>
>> But in fact, it must be visiting a simple package; it can't be a multi-file
>> package. For the latter, only package-upload-file works (and even that works
>> only after the patch for bug #19536 is applied).
>
> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> The package shouldn't document the "upload" functionality of package-x,
>> since that's a functionality that pretty much noone uses (most/all ELPA
>> archives use a different way to "upload" a package to it).
>
> OK, I took a stab at removing it from the manual and added the
> information it contained to the doc strings of the relevant functions
> instead.  Please see attached patch -- WDYT?
>
> Thanks,
> Stefan Kangas
>
> From 06eff2ec14ef068f3d0bb9bc0cc2e7267ef5995d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Stefan Kangas <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 05:59:46 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] Remove upload functionality of package-x from the elisp
>  manual
>
> Suggested by Stefan Monnier.
> Ref: https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=19537#8
>
> * doc/lispref/package.texi (Package Archives): Don't document
> package-x upload functions in the elisp manual, since they are not
> very commonly used.  (Bug#19537)
> * lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el (package-archive-upload-base)
> (package-upload-buffer, package-upload-file): Add to the doc strings
> any details removed from the elisp manual that would otherwise be
> missing.
> ---
>  doc/lispref/package.texi     | 35 -----------------------------------
>  lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el | 13 +++++++++++--
>  2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/doc/lispref/package.texi b/doc/lispref/package.texi
> index 7244efbd8f..a2f4f55be7 100644
> --- a/doc/lispref/package.texi
> +++ b/doc/lispref/package.texi
> @@ -321,41 +321,6 @@ Package Archives
>  by default; type @kbd{M-x load-library @key{RET} package-x @key{RET}} to
>  load it, or add @code{(require 'package-x)} to your init file.
>  @xref{Lisp Libraries,, Lisp Libraries, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}.
> -Once loaded, you can make use of the following:
> -
> -@defopt package-archive-upload-base
> -The value of this variable is the base location of a package archive,
> -as a directory name.  The commands in the @code{package-x} library
> -will use this base location.
> -
> -The directory name should be absolute.  You may specify a remote name,
> -such as @file{/ssh:foo@@example.com:/var/www/packages/}, if the
> -package archive is on a different machine.  @xref{Remote Files,,
> -Remote Files, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}.
> -@end defopt
> -
> -@deffn Command package-upload-file filename
> -This command prompts for @var{filename}, a file name, and uploads that
> -file to @code{package-archive-upload-base}.  The file must be either a
> -simple package (a @file{.el} file) or a multi-file package (a
> -@file{.tar} file); otherwise, an error is raised.  The package
> -attributes are automatically extracted, and the archive's contents
> -list is updated with this information.
> -
> -If @code{package-archive-upload-base} does not specify a valid
> -directory, the function prompts interactively for one.  If the
> -directory does not exist, it is created.  The directory need not have
> -any initial contents (i.e., you can use this command to populate an
> -initially empty archive).
> -@end deffn
> -
> -@deffn Command package-upload-buffer
> -This command is similar to @code{package-upload-file}, but instead of
> -prompting for a package file, it uploads the contents of the current
> -buffer.  The current buffer must be visiting a simple package (a
> -@file{.el} file) or a multi-file package (a @file{.tar} file);
> -otherwise, an error is raised.
> -@end deffn
>  
>  @noindent
>  After you create an archive, remember that it is not accessible in the
> diff --git a/lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el b/lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el
> index 1486aeb373..1ddcb3eeaf 100644
> --- a/lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el
> +++ b/lisp/emacs-lisp/package-x.el
> @@ -47,6 +47,8 @@ gnus-article-buffer
>  
>  (defcustom package-archive-upload-base "/path/to/archive"
>    "The base location of the archive to which packages are uploaded.
> +The commands in the package-x library will use this as base
> +location.
>  This should be an absolute directory name.  If the archive is on
>  another machine, you may specify a remote name in the usual way,
>  e.g. \"/ssh:address@hidden:/var/www/packages/\".
> @@ -273,7 +275,9 @@ package-upload-buffer-internal
>  (defun package-upload-buffer ()
>    "Upload the current buffer as a single-file Emacs Lisp package.
>  If `package-archive-upload-base' does not specify a valid upload
> -destination, prompt for one."
> +destination, prompt for one.
> +Signal an error if the current buffer is not visiting a simple
> +package (a \".el\" file)."
>    (interactive)
>    (save-excursion
>      (save-restriction
> @@ -286,8 +290,13 @@ package-upload-file
>  Interactively, prompt for FILE.  The package is considered a
>  single-file package if FILE ends in \".el\", and a multi-file
>  package if FILE ends in \".tar\".
> +Automatically extract package attributes and update the archive's
> +contents list with this information.
>  If `package-archive-upload-base' does not specify a valid upload
> -destination, prompt for one."
> +destination, prompt for one.  If the directory does not exist, it
> +is created.  The directory need not have any initial contents
> +\(i.e., you can use this command to populate an initially empty
> +archive)."
>    (interactive "fPackage file name: ")
>    (with-temp-buffer
>      (insert-file-contents file)






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