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Re: Summary and next steps for (package-initialize)

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Summary and next steps for (package-initialize)
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:04:12 +0200
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On 2017-08-22 18:58, Radon Rosborough wrote:
> I've been arguing against it on the grounds that if one Emacs package
> out of several thousand needs an extra init-file to work right, while
> all the others don't, it's probably a sign of bad design on the part
> of the one package. In other words, it seems like needless complexity.

I think I don't see package.el as one out of many, but rather as a core 
component of Emacs.  Given this, I'm inclined to be more tolerant of exceptions 
made just for that package.

I'd be fine, for example, with saving package.el's configuration in a separate 
file that gets loaded early.  That file doesn't need to be a full-fledged ELisp 
file.  It could be an alist of relevant keys and values, like a dir-local file.

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