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RE: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:01:06 -0700 (PDT)

> > make the use of custom-file the default instead of writing
> > custom settings in .emacs by default) ?

+1.  A recurring suggestion.

> If a user is advanced enough to use a separate `custom-file'
> then they probably don't face the problem in first place,

Huh?  Who told you that using `custom-file' requires being an
"advanced" user?  That's silly.

The fact that use of `custom-file' is not the default means,
in practice, that many, including most novice, users don't know
about it.  That it is the only sense in which someone needs to
be "advanced" to use `custom-file': it takes you a while to
learn about it.

Newbies are among those who benefit most from using
`custom-file'. They, most of all, deserve a separate space for
their hand-written init-file code, protected from stuff that
Customize writes and manages.

It makes little sense to mix hand-coding and automatic coding
in the same file.  For everyone, including newbies.

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