>>>> "ms" == Michael Sperber
> Mike, i'm concerned about this patch because it looks like a
> step in the wrong direction. the whole point of
> --package-prefix was to make it easy to specify "the packages
> are HERE" without worrying about the complexities of the
> package system.
I agree with Mike; --package-prefix did too much (that's fixable), and
the name is ambiguous (that's not).
> you've removed this and replaced it with something that is
> rather more opaque; it will not be obvious to the average user
> which of the above options is correct. (presumably
ms> This can (and probably should be) easily fixed by giving this
ms> (and possibly --with-early-packages, too) more intuitive
ms> aliases. I'm open to suggestions. ("--with-packages" +
ms> "--with-user-packages", maybe?)
How about `--with-system-packages' ("late"), `--with-user-packages'
("early"), and `--with-legacy-packages' ("last")? I will not be
entirely satisfied with `--with-system-packages' until the users have
commented, but the other two seem spot-on to me.
I don't like `--with-packages' because it's too vague. It's no better
than `--with-package-prefix' on that score, maybe worse.
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