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17.3.1 Use-Package

“A use-package declaration for simplifying your .emacs”

The use-package macro allows you to isolate package configuration in your .emacs file in a way that is both performance-oriented and, well, tidy. I created it because I have over 80 packages that I use in Emacs, and things were getting difficult to manage. Yet with this utility my total load time is around 2 seconds, with no loss of functionality!

NOTE: use-package is not a package manager! Although use-package does have the useful capability to interface with package managers (see below), its primary purpose is for the configuration and loading of packages.