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Re: [ELPA] new package: sndio.el

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: [ELPA] new package: sndio.el
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 18:32:09 +0000

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

>> 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).

I did not consider that.  In that case a warning/error is certainly not

It should probably suffice to just throw an error when calling the
autoloaded `sndio' command.

        Philip Kaludercic

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