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Re: using use-package

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: using use-package
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:17:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Relying on variables being autoloaded would just open another can of worms.
> This makes no sense
> Either you (devs) deal with the worms.

No, it's a can of fundamental worms.

> If first the autoloads etc magic should be so cleverly arranged that (for 
> example) 
>  (setq foo-variable t)
>  (foo-mode 1) 
> and much more just works non-functional sequence of requires etc fudging

foo-mode is not a variable but a function.  Autoloading functions does
not suffer from the "can of worms" effect.

> Today with package archives the in thing, dependency management is inevitable
> Do emacs packages have the sophisticated .deb style packaging?
> My impression is that wheel will slowly and painfully and inevitably get 
> reinvented.
> Why not leapfrog?

I lost you here.  What does this have to do with use-package?
[ Side note: ELPA does have dependency management, tho it's not as
  sophisticated as the one in APT.  ]

>> The problem is to define "something like".
> Simply solved -- Just pick up req-package :-)

I haven't looked at it.  Does it drop the "work around mis-configured
packages" baggage?


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