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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 4449301: * etc/NEWS: Improve documentation of '

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 4449301: * etc/NEWS: Improve documentation of 'package-initialize'.
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:49:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> It is a defcustom (a user option), but:
> 1. It's ineffective when set from the custom interface, since it has
> to be in the early init file.  Right?

I guess it can still be effective if you load your custom-file from
early-init.el, but indeed it's rather unlikely to be effective in

> 2. It is a user option, but gets set automatically by
> package-initialize.  This makes it a bit confusing, because
> describe-variable says:

Indeed, and this problem already existed before.

> Would this be better as a defvar instead?

I think you're right.


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