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Re: Friendly discussion about (package-initialize)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Friendly discussion about (package-initialize)
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:29:00 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> - subverts `package-load-list' settings
>> I don't know what this problem is.
> package-load-list controls which autoload files for installed packages
> get loaded.  Setting it in init.el works until package.el clobbers
> the init file, putting package-initialize first.

I see.

I doubt this corner case affects many people, since I think users who mess
with package-load-list are likely to have a .emacs complex enough that
it already includes a call to package-initialize.

In any case it's a one-time problem.

>>> - breaks setting of package-archives that would normally happen before
>>> calling `package-initialize'
>> How so?
> Same as above



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