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Emacs ships with two packages for creating and inserting templates: Tempo and Skeleton. As far as I can tell, they fulfill the same purpose. Am I missing something?

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I guess that this is pretty accurate. In some cases, Emacs provides a package which does something, then a better package comes along which also is included. For example, Emacs comes with two perl major modes (perl-mode and cperl-mode).

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    But in this case, I don't think either package actually supersedes the other. If so, it isn't clear which one is the better one.
    – Erik
    Oct 18 '20 at 9:34

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