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Re: guix.el vs. Emacs packages

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guix.el vs. Emacs packages
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:56:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130011 (Ma Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> After a user's "~/.emacs" (or "~/.emacs.d/init.el") is loaded, Emacs
> calls ‘package-initialize’ function (if ‘package-enable-at-startup’ is
> non-nil), which does the job: it cycles through all subdirs (for the
> newest packages, as there may be several versions installed) from
> ‘package-user-dir’ and ‘package-directory-list’ vars and loads all
> autoloads from those subdirs.

OK, thanks for the explanation.

> So "guix-init.el" may provide analogous function:


> Thus with “(require 'guix-init)” in ".emacs" a user will get all needed
> autoloads (and it will work even faster than “package.el” as
> "guix-init.el" will be tiny while “package.el” is rather big).


When we’re there, maybe we can patch our Emacs package, and eventually
submit the change upstream.


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