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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 07:10:22 -0700 (PDT)

> > Why don't you write to the custom-file (and make the use of
> > custom-file the default instead of writing custom settings
> > in .emacs bydefault) ?
> Because the custom-file might not be loaded at the top of the
> init file.

It should not be presumed to be loaded at the top or bottom or
at any other particular place in the init file.  Its definitions
can interact with other code in the init file, including loading
of packages in a specific order.

> And package-initialize needs to be placed at the very top
> (otherwise it's not solving anything).

Don't stick it in the init file or the `custom-file'.  Find
another solution for it.

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