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Re: Loading a package applies automatically to future sessions?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Loading a package applies automatically to future sessions?
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 07:07:24 -0500

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  > There are 3 different steps:
  > A- installing a package: this places its files under ~/.emacs.d/elpa
  > B- activating a package: this loads its <pkg>-autoloads.el file.
  > C- actually loading the package's files.

  > When a user does A, by default, it will do B in the current session and
  > causes subsequent Emacs invocations to automatically do B as well
  > (i.e. B is done by default on all installed packages).

That doesn't make sense to me.

I think A should not, automatically or by default, do B.

I think there should be a way to activate the package right now,
and a way to specify to activate it in future sessions.

Perhaps each of those should automatically do A, since B requires A.

Dr Richard Stallman
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