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Re: emacs-29 acd462b0306: ; Improve the use-package manual

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs-29 acd462b0306: ; Improve the use-package manual
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2022 11:40:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Philip Kaludercic [2022-12-10 16:30:54] wrote:
> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> It would be nice to try and evolve `use-package` towards a default
>> behavior that's more aligned with current best practices rather than
>> what was done back when installing a package meant reading the
>> "Commentary:" section and copying a chunk of ELisp code into your
>> init file.
> Is this possible without breaking the backwards compatibility?

Without a doubt.  Here in Emacs we have almost 40 years of experience of
evolving things while preserving (some) backward compatibility.

> It would also be nice to have user options like
> 'use-package-always-defer' enabled by default, but that will certainly
> break a number of configurations.

Those users can always (setq use-package-always-defer nil) to recover
the old behavior.


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