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Re: [PATCH] Only signal package.el warnings when needed

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Only signal package.el warnings when needed
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:10:21 +0100

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Radon Rosborough <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:17:58 -0700
>> In January 2018, we added support for an early init-file to Emacs 27,
>> and adjusted Emacs startup to invoke `package-initialize' before
>> loading the standard init-file (but after loading the early
>> init-file). This change was adopted, at my suggestion, in order to
>> obviate the need for `package-initialize' being called in the user's
>> init-file, and to remove the feature by which Emacs added the call
>> automatically (which had various disadvantages).
>> The problem with this change is that many existing init-files contain
>> a call to `package-initialize', meaning that the function is called
>> twice during startup. Currently, a warning is emitted when this
>> occurs. However, there is a better way to solve the problem: simply do
>> nothing the second time `package-initialize' is invoked.
> But we didn't actually hear complaints about that, did we?  I wonder
> why should we complicate this stuff even more before collecting enough
> real-life experience, which will allow us to have some basis for code
> changes -- provided that changes are indeed in order.

Itʼs not caused me any problems, but Iʼm a simple user of
'package-initialize', so calling it once or twice would make no

What is annoying is the startup message I get on stdout because I have
package-quickstart set to t:

    Loading ~/.emacs.d/package-quickstart.el (source)...
    Loading ~/.emacs.d/package-quickstart.el (source)...done

It would be great if that disappeared.


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