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Re: loading message.el for two small functions

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: loading message.el for two small functions
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:45:37 -0700 (MST)

    > My experience has led me to a different conclusion: maintenance of a
    > program can be simplified by reducing the interdependence of parts,
    > such as by copying code rather than making it into subroutines.

      In that case, why don't we get rid of (require) and (autoload) and
      enforce this convention?

Because sometimes using them is the right thing to do.
Sometimes it is better to make a subroutine; sometimes it is not.
One rigid extreme is no better than the other.

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