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Re: [External] : Re: Adding use-package to core

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Adding use-package to core
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:02:03 -0800
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>>>>> Drew Adams <drew.adams@oracle.com> writes:

> 1. "Customization beyond what Customize provides"

> What kinds of such customization, besides the one you call out next (#2)?

Defining custom functions, binding keys, advising functions, adding functions
onto hooks (when the hook isn't customizable), using `setq` when necessary,

use-package was originally created to eliminate repeated boilerplate in my
init.el file, because, not only do I want all of these customizations, but I
want them to load FAST and come into play only if I actually use the package.

> 2. "allows you to concentrate changes related to the same package in one
> place"

> Can you be more specific here? How does what you have in mind differ from
> what customize groups provide?

Customize group is great, but it only works for what is customizable.

I'm a huge fan of customize, btw, and have been using it for many years. The
fact that my init.el is 4.6k lines long should tell you that it doesn't
satisfy all my needs; 463 use-package declarations are needed to achieve that.


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