I use Prelude, and I want to use use-package for loading and configuring my personal config files.

In ~/.emacs.d/personal/load-private-config.el, my code is below: (like https://github.com/jwiegley/dot-emacs/blob/master/init.el#L99)

(defconst zwb-private-emacs-config-path "~/.emacs.d-private/")

   #'(lambda (path)
       (push (expand-file-name path zwb-private-emacs-config-path) load-path))
   '("lib""theme" "")))

  (defvar use-package-verbose t)
  (require 'cl)
  (require 'use-package))

(use-package zwb :load-path (lambda () (expand-file-name (concat zwb-private-emacs-config-path "lib/zwb"))))

In ~/.emacs.d-private/lib/zwb/zwb.el

(message "test-zwb")
(provide 'zwb)

restart emacs, in *Message* buffer, I cann't see test-zwb

I add (message load-path) at the end of load-private-config.el, restart emacs got:

Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading `/Users/zwb/.emacs.d/init.elc':

Wrong type argument: stringp, (/Users/zwb/.emacs.d-private/lib/zwb /Users/zwb/.emacs.d-private /Users/zwb/.emacs.d-private/theme /Users/zwb/.emacs.d-private/lib ~/.emacs.d/themes/color-theme-ahei-20141223.221

It seems the lib/zwb is in the load-path, so I don't how:

  1. Why I cann't get test-zwb in *Message* buffer?
  2. Has zwb.el been already loaded? If not, how to load it?
  3. How to print load-path (use message method seems has some problem)?

My OS version: Mac OS X 10.11.2 beta4
My Emacs version: 24.5.1 (brew emacs-mac-emacs)

1 Answer 1

  1. Your zwb.el is wrong.

    (message "test-zwb") ; " and ' are not couple.
    (provide 'zwb) ; This means the zwb.el provides the feature zwb

    This one is ok. See this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3349223/running-my-own-code-when-during-emacs-startup

  2. :defer means the zwb package is autoloaded. You can remove :defer t to see the message immediately.

  3. Print load-path. I did it by describe-variable load-path. And you may do:

    (message "%S" load-path)

P.S. You can expand the use-package macro and try to understand how the package is loaded. With :defer, the macro only does one thing: add the return of the lambda function to load-path. Without :defer, the macro expands to (require 'zwb) and timing.

  • Thank you @jiegec, I did as you told, It seems zwb has been loaded, but I still cann't get test-zwb in *Message*, I tried to add (require 'zwb) in load-private-config.el, but still get nothing out.
    – zwb
    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:39
  • @zwb Kill emacs and start it again. The message only appears at the first time.
    – jiegec
    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:46
  • It's OK now. Sorry, I edited a wrong buffer with the same test filename zwb.el. Thank you for your help!
    – zwb
    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:51

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