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Re: [PATCH] Fixing package-initialize, adding early init file

From: Radon Rosborough
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fixing package-initialize, adding early init file
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:03:40 -0700

> 1. For most Emacs users who do not program in Elisp, there should be
>    only a single init file that they would personalize, generally as
>    they find snippets of code they can cut and paste for their use.

The entire reason these solutions are being proposed is because we
want to avoid the situation where people cut and paste snippets into
their init file, and they fail to work, which is what used to happen.
See [1].

And, as Eli already pointed out, for most Emacs users there *is* only
a single init file. It's only if you want to do advanced programming
that you need to use the second one, which need not exist at all.

> it should be solved without requiring the use of a 2nd init file.

Many, many possible solutions have already been discussed and
dismissed; see [2]. It's nice to hope for a better one, but I don't
think this should be considered a blocker unless someone actually
comes up with a better solution.


[1]: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2015-03/msg01016.html
[2]: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2017-09/msg00023.html

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