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Re: req-package

From: Edward Knyshov
Subject: Re: req-package
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:38:01 +0000


First thing we need to figure out is does use-package provide flexible
enough api to implement req-package as new use-package keyword.
Currently it works by calling (use-package ...) forms when corresponding
are packages a ready to configure.
We need a full control over packages loading flow, because we need to
rearrange some stuff to get all this dance work.


On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 12:10 PM Rusi <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:21:41 PM UTC+5:30, Les Harris wrote:
> > I am just a normal user when it comes to use-package but it has
> > completely changed how I manage configuration for emacs.  I've been
> > following the recent threads on here keenly.
> >
> > I just wanted to say that this vision of use-package as a foundational
> > framework is very exciting from an end-user's standpoint and I look
> > forward to seeing what results may come.
> Yes
> The one thing that is not coming out in these threads or the docs is that
> use-package (req-package??¹) is hi-level declarative/functional whereas the
> builtin methods are low-level imperative.
> The closest that the builtin methods are functional is
> (require 'feature)
> vs the more imperative
> (load "feature")
> However as soon as one wants to go from there to something a bit more
> sophisticated eg add-hook, autoload, eval-after-load etc it all becomes
> mind-numbingly sequence-sensitive.
> ---------------------------------------
> ¹ As is stands req-package adds a key functional feature - dependency graph
> verification. However from what is currently being discussed here it looks
> to
> be getting more imperative.

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