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Re: [O] Remove the build-in orgmode

From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: [O] Remove the build-in orgmode
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 07:57:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Nick Dokos writes:
>> I did that in the past (presumably for reasons similar to Thorsten's)
>> and I don't bother any longer (overriding is simple enough as you point
>> out), but the question  still bugs me: what's so bad about it?
> The reason it is bad is that parts of the code have already leaked out
> from the org/ directory via custom-load and autoloads and that's going
> to break things in the least convenient moment – for instance when you
> try to hunt down bugs via "-Q".  There simply is no way to remove the
> builtin Org from Emacs other than at build time and it's best not to
> pretend otherwise.  Some day Emacs might actually treat its built-in
> packages as actual packages so that you can de-activate or replace them,
> but I wouldn't hold my breath.

That sounds reasonable enough, but somehow that least convenient moment
never happens, while I remember *many* such moments when I still had more
than one Org on my machine ... but maybe I just don't huntdown bugs via
-Q often enough.


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