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Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Calling (package-initialize) sooner during initialization
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:36:01 +0200

Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:

> 2015-04-27 10:52 GMT+01:00 Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> But the current code in Emacs's "master" solves this problem by adding
>>> "(package-initialize)" in the user's ~/.emacs.
>> This is a very bad idea, I don't want my init file modified.
>> Only the user should modify this file.
> It's not a great idea, but the previous situation was unnacceptable,
> so something was done about it. We can certainly improve on it.
>> 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 by default) ?
> Because the custom-file might not be loaded at the top of the init
> file.

Why ?
If the default is using always the custom-file, this file could be
loaded by default before the init file.
And IMO it should be the default, writing custom setting at end of init
file is the first thing one want to prevent when writing its emacs init

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