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Re: [ELPA] new package: sndio.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [ELPA] new package: sndio.el
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 13:29:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> From what I see, if I were to download and run the package on a GNU
> System without sndio, there wouldn't be any clear error message
> indicating what went wrong, just an error message indicating that
> sndioctl has failed, right? (this is just from reading and using faulty
> mental evaluation). If the package is to be added to GNU ELPA, you
> should probably add a explicit error message (perhaps even at compile
> time) to clarify what is missing, and that the package isn't mean to
> work on this system.

>From where I stand, OTOH, I'd ask not to emit an error or warning during
compilation (e.g. I compile all the files in elpa.git and I don't have
sndio).  Similarly, don't sign an error when loading `sndio.el` (a
warning is tolerable).


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