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;;; init.el --- Where all the magic begins
;; Part of the Emacs Starter Kit
;; This is the first thing to get loaded.
;; "Emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the
;; same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger
;; and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish."
;; -Neal Stephenson, "In the Beginning was the Command Line"

;; Load path etc.

(setq dotfiles-dir (file-name-directory
                    (or (buffer-file-name) load-file-name)))

(add-to-list 'load-path dotfiles-dir)
(add-to-list 'load-path (concat dotfiles-dir "/elpa-to-submit"))
(add-to-list 'load-path (concat dotfiles-dir "/elpa-to-submit/jabber"))

(setq autoload-file (concat dotfiles-dir "loaddefs.el"))
(setq package-user-dir (concat dotfiles-dir "elpa"))
(setq custom-file (concat dotfiles-dir "custom.el"))

;; These should be loaded on startup rather than autoloaded on demand
;; since they are likely to be used in every session

(require 'cl)
(require 'saveplace)
(require 'ffap)
(require 'uniquify)
(require 'ansi-color)
(require 'recentf)

;; backport some functionality to Emacs 22 if needed
(require 'dominating-file)

;; this must be loaded before ELPA since it bundles its own
;; out-of-date js stuff. TODO: fix it to use ELPA dependencies
;; (load "elpa-to-submit/nxhtml/autostart")

;; Load up ELPA, the package manager

(require 'package)
(require 'starter-kit-elpa)

;; Load up starter kit customizations

(require 'starter-kit-defuns)
(require 'starter-kit-bindings)
(require 'starter-kit-misc)
(require 'starter-kit-registers)
(require 'starter-kit-eshell)
(require 'starter-kit-lisp)
(require 'starter-kit-perl)
(require 'starter-kit-ruby)
(require 'starter-kit-js)

(load custom-file 'noerror)

;; Work around a bug on OS X where system-name is FQDN
(if (eq system-type 'darwin)
    (setq system-name (car (split-string system-name "\\."))))

;; You can keep system- or user-specific customizations here
(setq system-specific-config (concat dotfiles-dir system-name ".el")
      user-specific-config (concat dotfiles-dir user-login-name ".el")
      user-specific-dir (concat dotfiles-dir user-login-name))
(add-to-list 'load-path user-specific-dir)

(if (file-exists-p system-specific-config) (load system-specific-config))
(if (file-exists-p user-specific-config) (load user-specific-config))
(if (file-exists-p user-specific-dir)
  (mapc #'load (directory-files user-specific-dir nil ".*el$")))

;;; init.el ends here