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Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization

From: Vasilij Schneidermann
Subject: Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:10:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)


I am surprised that option #2 is being favoured and has been met with a
fair amount of discussion considering it's the hackier solution (why
*add* text to the init file if one could merely *do* the package
initialization step in startup.el, completely bypassing issues like init
code possibly getting added multiple times to the file and the general
annoyance as this cluttering cannot be disabled at all and can happen at
every installation) and involves more work.

Since option #1 wasn't discussed in the prior discussion, I'd suggest a
third one, enabling packages in startup.el unless an Emacs-specific
environment variable is set (or Emacs is started up in a special mode of
operation).  Doing so works cross-platform, avoids cluttering anything
(be it an existing or new file) and is simple to get right.

Any thoughts on this proposal?

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