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Re: [PATCH] Disable VC when Emacs is noninteractive -batch

From: Michael Olson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Disable VC when Emacs is noninteractive -batch
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:46:21 -0400
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>       (I'm sure there are good reasons for using VC
>     noninteractively, although I personally don't use it in batch mode.
>     But such programs should call VC functions explicitly.)
> VC only does anything when you call VC functions explicitly.
> Unless it has a bug.

Please name even one good use for VC in batch/noninteractive mode.  I
can't think of a single one, myself, and knowing a good use would allow
me to adjust my argument accordingly.

>     > That is not the only reason.  I want vc disabled when in -batch mode
>     > because it is (1) useless there, (2) delays compilation, and (3)
>     > displays many "loading vc-<system>..." messages that clutter the
>     > compilation output.
> It would be harmless and easy to turn off VC for batch mode
> compilation.  We just have to change the commands that do this
> compilation:

This is much less simple than my patch.  And it doesn't cover the case
for generating autoloads, or running elint in batch mode via "make test"
for one of my projects.

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