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Re: package-quickstart and info:

From: T.V Raman
Subject: Re: package-quickstart and info:
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:40:57 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

Given that this is all happening from early-init.el, I suspect info
always gets loaded. 
>> 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
> `Info-default-directory-list`.
> 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).
>         Stefan



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