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Re: How to reload an updated library?

From: Tory S. Anderson
Subject: Re: How to reload an updated library?
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:22:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

You're right; usually I rely on Elpa/MELPA, but I believe (correct me if I'm 
wrong) that even MELPA takes a day to update, hence my use of the git repo. 

Alexis <> writes:

> On 2015-03-02T12:50:28+1100, Tory S. Anderson said:
> TSA> I've never been quite clear in emacs on the meanings of library, TSA> 
> package, extension... I think I mean package, such as what you TSA> download 
> from `m-x list-packages`: in this case, a whole program TSA> like Helm which 
> includes many .el files.
> In my experience, in the context of Emacs, a 'package' is something that is 
> downloaded from one of the ELPAs (Emacs Lisp Package Archives) - GNU ELPA, 
> MELPA, MELPA-Stable, Marmalade etc. If you're installing Helm by cloning the 
> Git repo and loading it manually, you're actually not making use of the Emacs 
> package system. i would recommend installing Helm from one of the ELPAs, and 
> then using the upgrade functionality of Emacs' package system[1] - when you 
> upgrade a package, it will usually (again, in my experience) get reloaded 
> once the local package has been updated.
> Things that aren't actually available for processing by `package.el` i would 
> refer to as 'extensions' or 'libraries', regardless of how many ELisp source 
> files they include.
> Alexis.
> [1] E.g. by doing M-x package-list-packages, then typing U to mark all 
> upgradeable packages, then typing x to start the upgrade process.

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