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Re: use-package.el -> Emacs core

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: use-package.el -> Emacs core
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:23:35 +0100

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Oleh Krehel <address@hidden> wrote:

> Customize is for people that aren't yet ready to learn Elisp.  Once they
> do, it indeed becomes redundant.

Then, that's an argument *for* use-package. It's for users that aren't yet ready to learn Elisp, but who want to load a package easily from their init.el.

use-package is syntactic sugar, yes, and as such, it's easier to use that the "real deal". It is its own language, but that's a feature: if you're a user not interested in learning Elisp, to borrow from Phillip's example, certainly

(use-package foo
  :load-path "~/foo"
  :commands foo-a foo-b foo-c
  :defer 5

seems much easier than

    (push "~/foo" load-path))
  (run-with-idle-timer 5 nil #'require 'foo nil t)
      (fboundp 'foo-a)
    (autoload #'foo-a "foo" nil t))
      (fboundp 'foo-b)
    (autoload #'foo-b "foo" nil t))
      (fboundp 'foo-c)
    (autoload #'foo-c "foo" nil t)))

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