Bug#1678: w3-el: no install-info; elisp files; mailcrypt
CD Rasmussen writes:
Costa> Elisp folk don't tend to separate the source from the executable the
Costa> way people do with C programs. I'm sorry to hear this was done with
I don't want to take them away from anyone, not even from Emacs specialists.
I simply want to have the option of installing them or not. If I want to read
or modify them, I can always grab the source package --- as with any C code.
But .el is source code, and we usually hide that from users that want to run
binaries from in a .deb package. All I propose is to do the same with elisp
code. And that idea seems well represented among debian packages. Here's a
quick poll that shows that vm, the example I cited, is not atypical:
editors/emacs only .elc files
mail/itimer only .elc files
mail/vm only .elc files
tex/auctex mostly .elc plus three .el files,
net/w3 el and elc files