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Re: use-package

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: use-package
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:21:15 -0000
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On Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:09:09 PM UTC+5:30, Drew Adams wrote:
> Making a blanket, one-size-fits-all judgment for everyone
> takes choice away from users. 


> I'm all for such a possibility.  What I am not for is
> Emacs imposing or recommending this or that look & feel
> in some blanket way.
> Let a hundred flowers bloom.  Vive the mode line.

Just consider me in the opposite camp.
Everything else being equal too much choice is a bad thing:

One could go further and DEFINE freedom as choicelessness.
While I wont do that I will say that emacs is progressing from the
best software category to suxware category by offering too much bogus choices

- .emacs.d/init.el or .emacs 
- custom-file or let customize mess your init
- setq or customize
- half a dozen options to specify keybindings
- eval-after-load or add-hook or simple-setq (+prayer that the mode author 
followed norms)

I could go on
But I think you get the idea -- Choice is undesirable if there is any choice 
about making the choice

Most recent example of bogus choices
haskell mode has been upgraded to some new fancy beyond-comint stuff
But the old comint is still there -- if you like -- Choice after all is 
Result: What used to work OTB now needs to have explicit define-keys to make 
sure user chooses old or new interface

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