If you are more interested in information about all or a subset of
mirrored packages, as opposed to individual packages, then you should
query the database directly instead of using the functions
This is usually much more efficient, but requires that you know a bit about SQL, specifically SQLite 4, and that you make yourself familiar with the syntax used by EmacSQL 5 to express SQL statements.
The statistics about the Emacsmirror and related package
archives 6 for the most part use
epkg-sql, you might find the
tools 7 used to create those statistics useful when getting
started with that function.
This function returns the connection to the Epkg database.
epkg-repository, which contains the SQLite database file,
does not exist yet, then this function first asks the user whether
they want to clone the repository.
This function sends the SQL S-expression to the Epkg database and
returns the result. This is a wrapper around
emacsql that lacks the
CONNECTION argument. Instead it uses the connection returned by