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Re: Customizable modes and package.el

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Customizable modes and package.el
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 10:48:20 +0000

On 8 Nov 2015 3:26 am, "David Reitter" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Exactly.  So, for these reasons, "the solution" is to add
> > "(package-initialize)" in the ~/.emacs file.
> See also Bug#21858.
> Adding (package-initialize) to a user-controlled file is ugly if it has the consequence that it breaks startup of any older Emacs on the system.
> Also, note that the action is not undoable from the menus, even though installing a package can be done via the menu.

Alternatives to this have been discussed here before, but haven't been done simply because nobody did them. I can dig up the conversations if you'd like.

Like I've said. I'm not thrilled about changing the file, but I still consider that better than the alternative.

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