use-package, you can organize your
~/.config/emacs/init.el file and group related settings together by
package. So, for instance, you can both install and setup the
company package by using the code below:
(use-package company :config (setq company-dabbrev-downcase nil) (setq company-idle-delay 0.5) :hook (after-init . global-company-mode))
You can do something similar even for settings that are not related to
any specific package. For instance, you can create a fake package
saner-defaults so all your settings related to improving GNU
Emacs' default settings are in the same place:
(use-package saner-defaults :straight '(saner-defaults :type built-in) :init (setq inhibit-startup-message t) (column-number-mode 1) (scroll-bar-mode -1) (tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode 1) (add-hook 'after-init-hook #'global-display-line-numbers-mode) (setq frame-resize-pixelwise t) (provide 'saner-defaults'))
You can have multiple of these throughout your config file and you can even use them to, for instance, make sure your code only runs after multiple packages have been installed. As another example, you can have something like this:
(use-package all-themes :straight '(all-themes :type built-in) :after modus-themes gruvbox-theme dracula-theme color-theme-sanityinc-tomorrow ef-themes everforest-theme kaolin-themes :init (load-theme ars/dark-theme t) (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font ars/dark-font :height ars/dark-height :weight 'normal :width ars/dark-width) (provide 'all-themes))
Which will wait until all the themes listed after
:after are loaded
before running the code under
:init. The secret for this to work is
to use a custom Straight recipe using the
built-in type. In the
examples above, the recipes were, respectivelly,
'(saner-defaults :type built-in)
'(all-themes :type built-in).
Also, don't forget to include
(provide 'the-name-you-chose') at the
end of the
:init block so that straight/use-package thinks the
package was actually loaded.
For a full example of how a file using this technique looks like, take a look at my ~/.config/emacs/init.el in GitHub.
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