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Re: Too new DOC file or .elc file

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Too new DOC file or .elc file
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:45:17 -0700 (MST)

The change looks like a good idea.

Is there a reason not do to the querying and rereading inside
get_doc_string itself?

            > make
            C-h f fill-region
            ..you just get garbage!!

    The problem is that the DOC file has been changed but your
    running Emacs doesn't know about it.

The dumped Emacs does not refer directly to the DOC file.  Dumping
copies the file, and the dumped Emacs refers to that copy.

So if this really happens to you, something else must have happened.
For instance, if you delete an Emacs executable and dump another one
with the same version number, that will likewise update

      Ideally, the same thing should happen
    in `fetch-bytecode', but it's difficult to "retry after reload"
    in that case.

At least it should signal a different error.

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