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Re: "Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: "Emacs Lisp Packages" chapter in the Emacs manual
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 00:05:00 +0900

> On May 10, 2020, at 23:17, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 2) add a reference to "require" in the Features section of the manual in 
>> building.texi
>>   To automatically load code that you have installed in the load path,
>> you can use `require' in your init file.  *Note Features:
>> (elisp)Features. For example, here's how to automatically load the
>> features provided by file `feature.el' installed in your load path:
>>     (require 'feature)
> While it can be useful to `require` a file from `.emacs` in particular
> cases, it's *usually* a bad idea which will just slow down your startup.
> So I don't think we should promote this.
> Most packages installed "the old way" have a little blurb in their `;;;
> Commentary:` section (or `INSTALL` file or somewhere) which shows what to
> add to your `.emacs`.

Thank you Stefan. I guess the first part is good enough then ?

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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