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Re: [ELPA] New package: pspp-mode.el for PSPP/SPSS syntax highlighting

From: Sean Whitton
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: pspp-mode.el for PSPP/SPSS syntax highlighting
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 09:51:12 -0700


On Sun 05 Jul 2020 at 11:44AM +02, Friedrich Beckmann wrote:

> i think the benefit of having the pspp-mode in GNU ELPA is that I can load it 
> in emacs via the standard elpa way, i.e. M-x package-list—packages and then 
> select pspp-mode - which is working right now because Stefan included 
> pspp-mode.el in the GNU
> ELPA repository.
> Until now I included the pspp-mode.el in the pspp debian package where it is 
> then installed as an „external“ elpa package. The benefit is that once I 
> install pspp, then the pspp-mode is autoloaded in emacs right away, i.e. when 
> I open a .sps file, then the mode is immediately working. I think it is nice 
> that I do not even need to know ELPA and the mode works in emacs right away 
> when I install the debian pspp package. So maybe that is a reason to keep 
> pspp-mode.el in the distribution. An alternative way would be  to find a way 
> that installing the pspp package will „activate“ the pspp-mode.el from GNU 

There could easily be a separate package in Debian containing just
pspp-mode.el and tracking GNU ELPA as upstream.

Docs are here:

Sean Whitton

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