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Re: accumulated "(package-initialize)" lines

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: accumulated "(package-initialize)" lines
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:38:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

> I noticed that my ~/.emacs files on various systems start accumulating
> multiple sections that say:
>     ;; Added by Package.el.  This must come before configurations of
>     ;; installed packages.  Don't delete this line.  If you don't want it,
>     ;; just comment it out by adding a semicolon to the start of the line.
>     ;; You may delete these explanatory comments.
>     (package-initialize)

I'd recommend you reach right away for the M-x report-emacs-bug.

> And it sounds like this feature has been an annoyance to some of your
> more experienced users, which makes me wonder if their opinions aren't
> being given enough weight.

They haven't been nearly loud enough, I guess:
I haven't even noticed those sentiments.  But in your case (where they
accumulate), it's not even a question of liking or not, it's just
a clear cut misbehavior.


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