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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Summary and next steps for (package-initialize)
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:57:29 +0300

> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:36:10 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > > Just because a user has installed a package, it doesn't follow
> > > that s?he wants to always and immediately initialize that package
> > > for each Emacs session.
> > 
> > Yes, it does mean exactly that.
> Too bad, if so.  A user should, I think, be able to hit a key to
> download a package and have it _available_ to be used, without
> necessarily loading its files in each Emacs session.

That's not how package.el works.  Think of it as the Windows .msi
installer: running it installs the package, and then activates it, so
invoking after that boils down to running a command.

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