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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 22:07:39 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)

Is there a way to have both standard Emacs and Doom Emacs available at the same time? Is there a way to run the standard Emacs and then make it load the Doom code? Where can we find instructions for that?

"Doom Emacs" is, in essence, a set of Emacs Lisp files bundled together, configured so that they interact nicely and coherently. For example, smartparens, which-key and magit are part of Doom Emacs, but can be used (and were developed) independently of Doom Emacs. The same holds for all Emacs "distributions", for example Spacemacs or Emacs Prelude.

The Emacs Lisp files contained in these distributions are loaded by Emacs when it starts and change its look and feel. What you run is "standard Emacs", but with a number of non-standard (that is, not distributed with Emacs) Emacs Lisp files.

Is Doom Emacs user-friendly to long-time Emacs users that would want to turn the Doom layer on for only a few minutes each week?

That's of course possible. It suffices to replace one's ~/.emacs.d directory with the ~/.emacs.d directory of an Emacs distribution (and to move the ~/.emacs file, if it exists, to another place). Switching between several Emacs distributions can probably be achieved with symbolic links.
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