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John Wiegley is the author of (completely awesome in my opinion) use-package for emacs https://github.com/jwiegley/use-package



He wrote ledger, which is also really cool. http://www.ledger-cli.org/


He's also very friendly and helpful on the ledger forum. Looks like an excellent choice for Emacs.


I had no idea that was a thing. My init.el thanks you heartily for linking to it!


I love use-package, its made my emacs configuration so much less spaghetti thrown at a wall.

https://github.com/mitchty/dotfiles/blob/master/emacs/.emacs...

You can get fairly tricksy with it.


use-package is wonderful, as is bind-key (also by John, and a dependency of use-package).

Together they reduce the "psychic weight" of trying, using, and configuring packages.

They make your init.el a portable artifact of reproducible research. :)


My init.el is really portable. It loads org mode and then loads my org ified configuration. >.<

I'm a huge fan of that style cause I can test out changes with c-c c-c and then document to my future self anything of the why. It is about the only time I use literate programming.




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