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Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization

From: Mark Oteiza
Subject: Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:46:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Better documenting the relationship between custom.el and package.el
should have been considered over resorting to indiscriminately
clobbering init.el. (info "(emacs) Package Installation") talks about
use of (package-initialize) in a user's init file.  This could be
improved.  Alternatively, why bother having the documentation if Emacs
is going to be in the habit of forcing this behaviour?

I have never needed package-initialize in my init.el for things
installed by package.el, either from an archive or locally.  Why am I
subjected to having my init.el overwritten when I install anything with

custom.el and package.el simply aren't made for each other, please do not
hack around it in my init file:

Drew Adams wrote:
> The user asked, "What did I do wrong?"  The answer is apparently
> that Emacs is not yet ready for you to use Customize to configure
> your use of package.el

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