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Re: bug in save-some-buffers or diff.el?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: bug in save-some-buffers or diff.el?
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:34:15 -0600
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Juri Linkov wrote:

BTW, I'm sure that current behavior of `load' is wrong.  It always
tries to load .elc file first, even if it's older than .el.  But often
it causes too much trouble after updating .el files.  There are many
reasons why this happens: user forgets to recompile updated .el files,
something goes wrong in the make process, etc.  Yes, `load' reports
a warning, but usually this warning goes unnoticed, which results in
broken functionality.  Instead, `load' should load the newest of .el
or .elc files, and report the same warning as a simple reminder to
recompile updated .el files to execute them faster.

That may be true for developers running CVS Emacs.  But for normal
users, it is the historic and expected behavior.  For instance, it
allows me to develop and test my own .el files while still having a
working .elc file for both myself and others to use.

Kevin Rodgers

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