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Re: about the byte-opt.el patch

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: about the byte-opt.el patch
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 09:03:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> Is this change really a good idea?  It defeats the purpose of CVSREAD,
> doesn't it?

Actually, no it doesn't.  "chmod +w" in such a context is more or less like
a "checkout" in RCS, so it's about as close to the right thing as we
can get.  Unless of course the file is *not* changed.

> Perhaps it is better to change autoload.el so that it can
> update even read-only files, and preserve the read-only attribute of a
> file after it's finished updating its autoload cookies.  WDYT?

I think that would be the wrong thing to do since you'd end up with a file
still read-only but modified.


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