Commit 6192b6c3 authored by Noam Postavsky's avatar Noam Postavsky
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Document more details of package activation

* doc/emacs/package.texi (Package Installation): Explain that package
activation adds to load-path (Bug #21704).
parent 272ddc67
...@@ -238,10 +238,12 @@ controlled by the value of @code{package-menu-hide-low-priority}.) ...@@ -238,10 +238,12 @@ controlled by the value of @code{package-menu-hide-low-priority}.)
Once a package is downloaded and installed, it is @dfn{loaded} into Once a package is downloaded and installed, it is @dfn{loaded} into
the current Emacs session. Loading a package is not quite the same as the current Emacs session. Loading a package is not quite the same as
loading a Lisp library (@pxref{Lisp Libraries}); its effect varies loading a Lisp library (@pxref{Lisp Libraries}); loading a package
from package to package. Most packages just make some new commands adds its directory to @code{load-path} and loads its autoloads. The
available, while others have more wide-ranging effects on the Emacs effect of a package's autoloads varies from package to package. Most
session. For such information, consult the package's help buffer. packages just make some new commands available, while others have more
wide-ranging effects on the Emacs session. For such information,
consult the package's help buffer.
By default, Emacs also automatically loads all installed packages in By default, Emacs also automatically loads all installed packages in
subsequent Emacs sessions. This happens at startup, after processing subsequent Emacs sessions. This happens at startup, after processing
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