for me, moving to use-package was fairly painless - my init file was only
20+ years worth of accumulated tweaks and configuration!  Was well worth
the effort though as it also fixed some annoying 'quirks' I had sort of got
use to.

WRT Emacs 27 - I gave up bleeding edge Emacs a few years back. Prefer the
stability and there wasn't much in new versions that justified the regular
updates and rebuilds etc.

On 10 April 2018 at 15:20, Eric S Fraga <> wrote:

> On Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 at 07:51, Tim Cross wrote:
> > I have also found the 'use-package' package to be extremely useful in
> > making my setup clearer, further controlling package setup/load and
> > deferring package loading to get faster startup times.
> Yes, I've heard good thing about use-package.  My problem is that my
> .emacs etc. is a 35 year old mess.  I need to start over but of course
> there is incredible inertia in doing so.
> > I wouldn't worry about emacs 27 too much. We are still waiting on emacs
> > 26, so emacs 27 is probably 5+ years away yet!
> Well, you'll see from my signature that I use v27.  I track emacs
> development for the excitement!  The problem is that I have one system
> where I am still using v25.
> Anyway, I think this has gone completely off-topic for the org list!
> thanks,
> eric
> --
> Eric S Fraga via Emacs 27.0.50, Org release_9.1.6-347-gd73a5e



Tim Cross

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