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Re: Test Alternative initialize scheme

From: Nikolay Kudryavtsev
Subject: Re: Test Alternative initialize scheme
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 15:31:05 +0300
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Most of those kits are .el file based, usually they provide a preset ~/.emacs.d. Actually since having multiple configurations like this is somewhat common, maybe someone should open a feature request to implement it as a flag out of box, something like --with-user-emacs-directory...

It's less complicated for the end user, especially the new user, because successfully configuring Emacs for different advanced applications involves making dozens of decisions. Most of those decisions require some knowledge and testing. And you may still wound up with something controversial. This is even harder for a new user when there's already a learning curve.

why not put the
same effort into making the software lay onto
each other in a straightforward way bottom-up?
Because this requires each package developer to be aware of pretty much every package that may be used simultaneously with yours. I'm explicitly talking about Emacs here, since it's less of a problem in Unix world. The way to help with it upstream is providing protocols for package devs to use, the new xref is one such thing.

Best Regards,
Nikolay Kudryavtsev

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