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Re: Sporadic differences after a bootstrap

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Sporadic differences after a bootstrap
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:42:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Glenn is using `generated-autoload-file' in some files so their
>> autoloads are in their "parent" file, instead of loaddefs.el (for
>> example, ibuf-ext.el's autoloads now go into ibuffer.el, dired-*.el's
>> into dired.el, etc.). The downside is that these parent files must be
>> updated into the CVS whenever the checksum varies.

> If it bothers people, the other way to do this is to have a completely
> generated file (eg rmail-loaddefs.el) that is not stored in the
> repository at all. Either way is fine by me.

Both ways are currently used in Emacs (many of them setup by yours
truly), and the deciding factor was generally the size of the file.
If the rmail-loaddefs.el would be tiny, it's not worth the trouble.


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