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Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:00:27 +0100

2015-04-12 0:10 GMT+01:00 Vasilij Schneidermann <address@hidden>:
> Hello,
> 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?

I'm fine with this too. Like I said in the previous post, I'm just
glad this issue is up for the slaughter, I don't care whether we kill
it with a magnum or a tennis racket.

It's important to note that an extra envvar will probably need to be
documented in places I'm not aware of.

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