Suppose that you get wind of an intriguing extension toocool.el,
and you'd like to take it for a spin right away, in your current
Emacs session. Is there some handy extension (e.g.) that would
let you run something like
to locate toocool.el (through channels suitably vetted to avoid
unsavory code), download/install it it, and finally load toocool?
(As a bonus, the details of this process would be cached in a way
that would facilitate reproducing the current repertoire of additions
in a different system, for example, or restoring the current one
I have not found anything this powerful yet. The best I've found
is Stefan Monnier's install.el, but it "only" installs a previously
downloaded *.el file (I write "only" because I'm sure that there
are plenty of corner-cases and subtleties that install.el must
Is there a shorter distance between wish and reality here?