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Re: Summary and next steps for (package-initialize)

From: Radon Rosborough
Subject: Re: Summary and next steps for (package-initialize)
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:33:53 -0700

> Maybe simply the ability to spread the saved custom settings over
> several files is all that's needed (with a default arrangement that
> places all the package.el settings into ~/.emacs.d/early-init.el and
> everything else in ~/.emacs.d/init.el).

That sounds like an elegant solution (and it is also an argument for
having two separate files rather than a special `with-early-config'

We would also want to consider whether people might want to place
config at any additional places in startup.el. We'd like to avoid
having more than two init-files, of course, so I think it's important
to try to capture as many use cases as possible with this new

Probably, that means loading early-init.el as early as is humanly
possible, so that people can customize other points in the init by
adding things to hook variables.

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