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Re: package-quickstart and info:

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: package-quickstart and info:
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:16:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> While debugging something else with force-load-messages set to t, I
> noticed that loading package-quickstart.el loads info -- is there a
> good reason for this?

IIRC when a package includes an Info manual, we load `info` before
modifying the `Info-directory-list`.  This could be improved to avoid
loading `info`.

The place where this happens in the non-quickstart case is
`package-activate-1` and in `package-quickstart-refresh` you can see
similar code being added to the quickstart file.

IIRC the problem is that depending on whether 
`info-initialize` has already been called or not, we need to add the
directory either to `Info-directory-list` or to

Patches welcome (and if you need more info about the precise
relationship between those two Info*directory-list vars, I think Eli is
the one who knows all about it).


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