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Re: [PATCH] Fixing package-initialize, adding early init file

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fixing package-initialize, adding early init file
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:37:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> +  After a package is installed, it is automatically loaded by Emacs in
>> +all subsequent sessions.
> Is "automatically loaded" here accurate?

Indeed not.

> Wouldn't it be better to say "it is available in all subsequent
> sessions, in that its functions and variables will be automatically
> loaded when needed"?

I use the term "activated" to describe this (what activation does
depends on the package).  Whether we stick to this word or pick another,
I think it's important we pick a word for that and define it in
the manual.

>> address@hidden package-initialize
> It looks like we are removing the index entry for package-initialize,
> although it is a command?

[ ...looking up package-initialize... ] OMG, you're right
it's interactive.  Does it make sense to use it interactively, really?


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