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Re: Various fixes for early init file changes

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Various fixes for early init file changes
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:08:06 +0000
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On Mon 19 Mar 2018, Radon Rosborough wrote:

>> There is another change we could consider: automatically removing the 
>> automatically-added call to package-initialize.
> We want to be careful to avoid unnecessary tampering with the user's
> init-file, since my annoyance with that was the whole reason I pushed
> this change through. That said, I think it would be reasonable to
> automagically remove it as long as it's accompanied by the "Added by
> Package.el" comment which identifies it as definitely not
> user-written.

It was a mistake to automatically add code to the user's init file.
Automatically deleting code from the user's init file is even worse - I
cannot imagine any circumstance in which automatic deletion is


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